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Who is Trump's World Bank president pick David Malpass? (BBC)
February 6, 2019
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So who is David Malpass, and what opinions does he hold?
Mr Malpass, a Trump loyalist, was a senior economic adviser to the US president during his 2016 election campaign.
The 62-year-old has criticised the World Bank in the past, along with other institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, for being "intrusive" and "entrenched".
Justin Sandefur, a senior fellow with the Center for Global Development, said the nomination of Mr Malpass showed that the Trump administration was trying to undermine a key global institution, and urged other countries to nominate alternative candidates.
"They have a choice. It's a simple majority vote, the US has no veto in this election and there are many better candidates," Mr Sandefur said.