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Merkel Describes Lagarde as ‘Excellent” Personality, DPA Says

May 21 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel described French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as an “excellent and experienced person” while stopping short of naming her as a candidate to head the International Monetary Fund, Deutsche Presse-Agentur said.

The chancellor, speaking today at a meeting of her Christian Social Union Bavarian allies, said there is broad support for Europe to put up a candidate, according to DPA.

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