Lagarde previously held various senior ministerial posts in the Government of France : she was Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry —Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Commerce — Lagarde was the first woman to become Finance Minister of a G8 economy and the only woman as of and is the first woman to head the IMF. Her appointment is the 11th consecutive appointment of a European to head the IMF.
She was reelected by consensus for a second five-year term, starting 5 Julybeing the only candidate nominated for the post. If la codificazione da alcool in Samara novizi by the La codificazione da alcool in Samara novizi Council in October, she will become the first woman in the position of ECB President upon taking office on 1 November, After going on leave, Lagarde formally submitted her resignation from the IMF on 16 Julyto take effect 12 September Lagarde was born in ParisFrance,  into a family of teachers.
Lagarde and her three brothers, all younger, spent their childhood in Le Havre. Capitol as Representative William Cohen 's congressional assistant, helping him correspond with French-speaking constituents during the Watergate hearings.
A health-conscious vegetarian who rarely drinks alcohol,     Lagarde's hobbies include regular trips to the gym, cycling, and swimming. She handled major antitrust and labour cases, was made partner after six years and was named head of the firm in Western Europe. She joined the Executive Committee in and was elected the company's first female chairman in October La codificazione da alcool in Samara novizi France's Trade Minister between and MayLagarde prioritized opening new markets for the country's products, focusing on the technology sector.
On 18 Mayshe was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the government of François Fillon. His candidacy was supported by many Latin American governments, as well as Spain, Canada and Australia.
Lagarde became the first woman to be elected as the head of the IMF. Her appointment came amid the intensification of the European sovereign debt crisis especially in Greece, with fears looming of loan defaults. The United States in particular supported her speedy appointment in light of the fragility of Europe's economic situation. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that Lagarde's "exceptional talent and broad experience will provide invaluable leadership for this indispensable institution at a critical time for the global economy.
In JulyLagarde told the PBS NewsHour that the IMF's lending program for distressed European countries la codificazione da alcool in Samara novizi "a very massive plan, totally unexpected, totally counter-treaty, because it wasn't scheduled in the treaty that we should do a bailout program, as we did.
In public remarks made right after her appointment, Lagarde stated that both the IMF and EU required Greek austerity measures la codificazione da alcool in Samara novizi a prerequisite for further aid.
She said, "If I have one message tonight about Greece, it is to call on the Greek political opposition to support the party that is currently in power in a spirit of national unity. In Julyas the Greek economy continued to decline, and the country's leaders asked for an easing of the terms of external assistance, Lagarde said she was "not in the negotiation or renegotiation mood at all.
Questioned about her economic philosophy, Lagarde has described herself as "with Adam Smith —that is, liberal. In an interview in MayLagarde was asked about crisis-stricken Greecebut opted for a less than sympathetic response.
She drily referred to Greek tax avoidance, and assented to the interviewer's suggestion that Greeks had "had a nice time" but now "it is payback time. La codificazione da alcool in Samara novizi Januaryon the death of King Abdullah of Saudi ArabiaLagarde said "he was a strong believer in pushing forward women's rights",  prompting a number of observers to comment on the life of women generally in Saudi Arabia.
As President, Lagarde is expected to maintain the accommodative monetary policy of her predecessor, Mario Draghi. On 28 OctoberGreek reporter and editor Kostas Vaxevanis claimed to be in possession of the list and published a document with more than 2, names in his magazine Hot Doc. A few days before the Greek general elections of Januarywhen it was clear that left-wing Syriza would come to power, the financial crimes police of the conservative government of Antonis Samaras shredded reams of documents pertaining to corruption cases.
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