Gordon Brown Eyeing Top Post at IMF, Insider Confirms

    Former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown eyes top post at the International Monetary Fund. Photo by: ISN Security Watch / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ISN Security WatchCC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Gordon Brown is after the top post at the International Monetary Fund, his closest school friend said.

    Tom Brown said that the former U.K. premier deems he has “one big job left in him,” ANI reports.

    “Gordon’s record would make him first choice. His motive for taking it, or another job like it, would be his ambition to tackle world poverty and his anger at the plight of many millions of people around the world who live on the knife’s edge of bare existence,” Tom was quoted by The Daily Express as saying.

    As reported by Devex, there have been talks in Washington and London about the possibility of Brown as successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn when the latter’s term ends in 2012.

    Brown has reportedly declined to lead the Washington-based organization several years ago as he wanted to become U.K. prime minister.

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