The Financial Times quotes Global Business and Economics Program Director Andrea Montanino on the decision by France’s Cour de justice de la République that Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, should stand trial over a payment made by the French government to businessman Bernard Tapie:

Andrea Montanino, a former executive director at the IMF now at the Atlantic Council think-tank, said the board would have to consider whether the court’s decision — and any trial — would impede Ms Lagarde’s ability to travel and do her job.

Were the French judiciary to impose a travel ban or force her to spend months in a courtroom, the board might choose to ask her to step aside, even temporarily, he said.

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