Mexico banker could be new IMF chief
Toss your hat in the ring. The IMF is now accepting applications for its next leader.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the leading contender to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, but Mexico thinks it has the "ideal candidate" for the post.
The Mexican government is supporting the country's central bank boss, Agustin Carstens.
Carstens was the IMF's deputy managing director from 2003 until 2006, when he returned to Mexico to become the finance minister. He has served as the central bank governor since January 2010.
Here's some more background on Carstens:
A European has lead the IMF since its inception at the end of World War II, but some countries are calling for an end to that tradition.
All candidates must be put forward by June 10. The IMF will draw up the shortlist over the following week, and make a final decision by June 30.
This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.