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Newsmaker: Robert Zoellick Nominee to Lead World Bank

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2007-6-3

this is the voa special english development report.

robert zoellick is president bush's choice to head the world bank. he is fifty-three years old and currently a vice chairman at goldman sachs, the new york investment bank. he has held a number of government positions over the years.

from two thousand one to two thousand five he served as the united states trade representative. he helped launch the doha round of world trade talks which were suspended last july. he also worked on free trade agreements with singapore, chile, australia and morocco.

in two thousand five, president bush asked mister zoellick to become deputy secretary of state. there, he helped negotiate a peace agreement between the government of sudan and rebels in darfur. that agreement later collapsed. he resigned in june of last year to join goldman sachs.

but last week, president bush nominated bob zoellick to a five-year term as the eleventh president of the world bank. the board of governors at the bank is expected to confirm the choice to replace paul wolfowitz.

mister wolfowitz resigned last month; his last day is june thirtieth. an investigation found that he violated bank rules in two thousand five when he negotiated a pay increase for his girlfriend, a bank employee. he denied any wrongdoing and said bank officials shared responsibility for the dispute. he joined the bank as president in two thousand five after serving as deputy secretary of defense.

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