Lebanon withdraws World Bank nominee under pressure


Devex  | Mon, Mar 4, 2019

by Michael Igoe


WASHINGTON — Lebanon has withdrawn its nomination of Ziad Hayek to be the next World Bank president. Hayek told Devex the Lebanese government made its decision because of “pressure” from other governments.

“I received some bad news today that the Lebanese government has withdrawn my nomination, but I’m continuing to fight on, still hoping that another party might nominate me instead,” Hayek told Devex.

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