Boris Johnson to lobby for Osborne’s candidature for IMF

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lobby for former Chancellor George Osborne to be the next leader of the International Monetary Fund at this weekend’s G7 summit, according to a U.K. official.

Downing Street wants to nominate a candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as IMF managing director and, while Osborne has not been announced as the preferred choice, an official familiar with the government’s strategy said Johnson would have discussions at the G7 about his potential candidacy.



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