Closing of nomination period for the selection of World Bank President

News Hour:

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today confirmed that, as announced on August 23, the period for submitting nominations for the position of President of the World Bank Group closed at 6 pm (EDT) this evening.

One candidate, current World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, has been nominated.

In accordance with the procedures previously announced, the Executive Directors will meet with the candidate in Washington, D.C., with the expectation of completing the selection process by the 2016 Annual Meetings.

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