The US has said it will move "swiftly" to find areplacement for Paul Wolfowitz, who says he plans to quit as head ofthe World Bank on 30 June.
Mr Wolfowitz will step down after he was caught up in abitter row surrounding the promotion and salary of his girlfriend,Shaha Riza.
The World Bank said that Mr Wolfowitz had acted in good faith, but admitted that a "number of mistakes" were made.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has been mentioned as a possible replacement.Cont'd at link above.
And, you know, that last sentence I quoted really comes as no surprise. I don't necessarily like it, but I bow to the inevitability of it.