BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A majority of European Union governments gave their support to Kristalina Georgieva as the bloc’s candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund, but she failed to reach a large enough majority to be nominated, an EU official said.
After two rounds of votes on Friday, EU governments remained divided on how to proceed to name a single candidate for the IMF, the source said.
A candidate needs 55% of the votes of the 28 EU states, representing at least 65% of its population.
Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is the only alternative candidate to Georgieva, after three others withdrew.
Talks were continuing on Friday to break the deadlock.
Reporting by Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio; Editing by Mark Potter