Zoellick seen as safe hands for World Bank

President Bush’s nominee to lead the World Bank wasted no time in trying to smooth ruffled feathers last week.

2nd June, 2007

President Bush’s nominee to lead the World Bank wasted no time in trying to smooth ruffled feathers last week.

The institution had ‘‘passed through a difficult time for all involved’’, 53-year-old Robert Zoellick said at the White House last Wednesday. ‘‘We need to put yesterday’s discord behind us and to focus on the future together.”

The words may have carried a strong whiff of...

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