The Chicago Tribune quotes Global Business and Economics Program Director Andrea Montanino on head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde’s broad support among member countries:

A high-profile trial that requires Lagarde to spend long periods in Paris could impede her ability to do her job, forcing the fund’s board to consider asking her to step down. Yet she enjoys such broad support among member countries that they are likely to give her considerable leeway, said Andrea Montanino, who served as an executive director at the IMF until last year.

“To me, the question is whether she feels she can continue to do her duties,” said Montanino, now director of the global business and economics program at the Atlantic Council in Washington. “If she doesn’t feel it’s an impediment, I don’t think the board or any member states will ask her to resign.”

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