Twitter posts suppport Derviş

Twitter posts suppport Derviş

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Twitter posts suppport Derviş

Kemal Derviş. REUTERS photo

World Bank President Robert Zoellick’s announcement Feb. 15 that he would step down at the end of June has launched fresh debates on Twitter that his possible successor might be former Turkish Economy Minister Kemal Derviş. 

Following Zoellick’s announcement, Twitter was buzzing about the possible candidates to replace him, including Kemal Derviş, who was also former head of the United Nations Development Program and is currently vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Washington, D.C.-based Bookings Institution. 

Dani Rodrik, professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, wrote on Twitter recently, “Kemal Derviş should become the president of World Bank; there are better candidates than the ones in U.S.” 

Javier Solana, former secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also replied to Rodrik’s Twitter post, saying, “I agree with you.” Derviş was among the possible candidates for the International Monetary Fund presidency last year.

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