WASHINGTON Dec 19 The International Monetary
Fund said on Monday its executive board reaffirmed its full
confidence in Managing Director Christine Lagarde despite her
conviction by a French court on a negligence charge.
"The Executive Board took all relevant factors into account
in its discussions, including the Managing Director's
outstanding leadership of the Fund and the wide respect and
trust for her leadership globally," the executive board said in
a statement. "In this context, the Executive Board reaffirms its
full confidence in the Managing Director's ability to continue
to effectively carry out her duties."
(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Dan Grebler)