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  •  Does this appointment require Senate approval? (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't think so. It is not a presidential appointee per-se, as he is not the official representative of the Unite states in the bank (the same way Ban Ki Moon is not the Korean ambassador to the UN).
     He still needs to get elected by the member countries.
    Anyway, the world bank president  is not on the List of positions filled by presidential appointment with Senate confirmation in Wiipedia, but maybe I missed it.

    Queror Ergo Sum. -- Rene Descartes Shakshuka

    by The Revenge of Shakshuka on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 10:19:14 AM PDT

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    •  No it does not (3+ / 0-)
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      /If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer/. Thoreau

      by hron on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 10:21:47 AM PDT

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    •  The WB is not an American institution it is like (0+ / 0-)

      the UN or the NATO and international institution, which means the American president picks and the puddles in Europe and Asia nod their head in agreement.

      /If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer/. Thoreau

      by hron on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 10:23:28 AM PDT

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      •  But the senate does have to approve the Governors (0+ / 0-)

        The WB is mad up of 5 institutions, each has governors. The US governors for IDA, IFC and  IBRD have to be confirmed by the senate foreign relations committee.

        Queror Ergo Sum. -- Rene Descartes Shakshuka

        by The Revenge of Shakshuka on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 10:30:39 AM PDT

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