Finland's Olli Rehn pulls out of vote to choose candidate for IMF chief

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HELSINKI, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- As EU finance ministers were voting to choose a European candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund(IMF) on Friday, Olli Rehn, governor of the Bank of Finland, became the third one to pull back his candidacy.

In a tweet on Friday afternoon, Rehn said he withdraws his name from the ballot "so that we can achieve a broad-based consensus for the European candidate and world-wide support."

Earlier on Friday Spanish Economy Minister Nadia Calvino withdrew and Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno had withdrawn on Thursday.

Rehn told local media on Friday he was not willing to give further comments at this time.

After Rehn's exit, the candidates include former Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem and Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva, who works as an executive at the World Bank. Enditem

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