Largarde says she’ll belly dance if Congress passes IMF reform

I will pass on that….


Published: Oct 9, 2014 4:53 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday she would go to great lengths to get the U.S. Congress to pass—including belly dancing.

At a debate sponsored by CNN, Lagarde said she would belly dance once the measure is passed by U.S. lawmakers.

Efforts to pass the IMF reforms have floundered in Congress since they were adopted by the international financial agency in 2010.

The measures would double the fund’s capital to $755 billion and give developing countries like China a bigger say in the organization’s management. The reforms cannot be enacted until Congress approves the changes.

At a news conference earlier in the day, Lagarde called the 2010 reforms “an absolute must.”

“Everyone know that is currently stuck before the U.S. Congress,” she said.




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