IMF's Lagarde says not a candidate for EU Commission job

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 06, 2014 6:35 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde ruled herself out as a potential candidate for the job of European Commission president, saying she intended to see out her term in charge of the International Monetary Fund.

"I'm not a candidate and the reason I'm not a candidate is that I have a job," Lagarde said in response to a question at a news conference in London.

"It's a job that I happen to think is rather important at the moment, which the United Kingdom was kind enough to support me for at the time, which I have to do and which I intend to complete," she said. "As my young son would have said: 'Mum when you start something you've got to finish the job.'"

(Reporting by David Milliken and Costas Pitas, writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Janet Lawrence)