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    Russia Will Support Lagarde's Candidacy for New Term as IMF Chief

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    Russia will support Christine Lagarde for a new term as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Lagarde confirmed in January that she will be a candidate for re-election as the chief of the IMF.

    "As Russia's envoy to the IMF, I support Christine Lagarde's candidacy for a second term as managing director of the fund. I expect [Russia] to continue constructive and open dialogue with the IMF," Siluanov told reporters.


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