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IMF’s Lagarde: trailblazer with a knack for straight talk

February 19
18:56 2016

Five years ago Christine Lagarde smashed through the glass ceiling at one of the world's leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund. On Friday the French lawyer and former finance minister's achievements leading the crisis lender were confirmed: facing no challengers, she was named to a second five-year term as IMF managing director. Two years later, she became finance minister under Chirac's successor Nicolas Sarkozy, the first woman ever named to that post.

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