IMF Statement on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's ResignationWorld | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 07:03| views
The images of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs have circled the globe, but they are particularly disturbing to the French. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Following is a statement from the International Monetary Fund regarding Managing Director Dominique Strauss Kahn's resignation:
Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn today informed the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of his intention to resign as Managing Director with immediate effect. Mr. Strauss-Kahn made the following statement in a formal letter of resignation to the Board: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Board: It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of Managing Director of the IMF. I think at this time first of my wife-whom I love more than anything-of my children, of my family, of my friends. I think also of my colleagues at the Fund; together we have accomplished such great things over the last three years and more. To all, I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me. I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially-especially-I want to devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence. Dominique Strauss-Kahn The Fund will communicate in the near future on the Executive Board's process of selecting a new Managing Director. Meanwhile, Mr. John Lipsky remains Acting Managing Director.
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