June 15th has come and gone and Zoellick is the only game on H street even after calls for a new transparent process of appointing the president of the World Bank have emerged from different sources and countries. According to Reuters, a bank official said the board was expected to meet with Zoellick next week, with an eye toward finalizing the process by June 29 and having the new president in place on July 1 since no other nominations have been submitted.
“The reality is that no one wants to do it against the United States at this stage,” said one board official.
“Zoellick’s resume is quite impressive and everybody sees that and it’s been a smart move by the U.S. administration to come up with somebody like him,” the official added.
Let’s hope that, in five years, we will experience a new outcome on how the president is nominated and appointed.