George Osborne ‘aiming for new role as head of IMF’

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Former chancellor and current Standard editor seeking to be first Briton in post, reports suggest

George Osborne is considering putting his name forward to replace Christine Lagarde as the head of the International Monetary Fund, according to reports, a move that would see him become the first Briton to lead the Washington-based body.

The former chancellor – and current Evening Standard editor – has told allies he would be well suited to succeed Lagarde, the Financial Times reported, after she was picked to lead the European Central Bank this week.

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