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Lagarde takes over as the new chief of the IMF
Former French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde took up her post as the new head of the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, after countryman Dominique Strauss-Kahn quit in May to fight sexual assault charges.
France`s Lagarde faces policy dilemmas as IMF chief
The global lender faces some of the toughest economic challenges in its history.
Lagarde urges Greek opposition to help avert crisis
Lagarde said the worst-case scenario would be for Greece to leave the euro zone.
Lagarde: A trailblazing fixture on the world stage Lagarde: A trailblazing fixture on the world stage
Lagarde, the first woman to head the IMF has made a career of breaking glass ceilings.


Fact File
Born Christine Lallouette in Paris on January 1, 1956.
Lagarde joined US law firm at 25 in Paris after completing a Masters in English.
Lagarde was named economy minister in 2007 by President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Financial Times named her last year the best economy minister in the euro zone.
Forbes ranked Lagarde the 17th-most important woman in the world.
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Of course she has merit. Otherwise, why should I be supporting her? We knew both of them, but... the consensus emerged ... around Christine Lagarde. So naturally we became a part of it.
- Pranab Mukherjee