Israel's Fischer running for head of IMF: report

JERUSALEM Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:11pm EDT

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer attends a a photo opportunity with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz (not seen) at the Finance Ministry in Jerusalem March 30, 2011. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer attends a a photo opportunity with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz (not seen) at the Finance Ministry in Jerusalem March 30, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has decided to become a candidate for head of the International Monetary Fund, Israel's Channel Two News reported on Saturday.

The Channel Two report said Fischer's name was in the final list of candidates for the job vacated by Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned after his arrest on May 14 on charges of attempting to rape a New York hotel maid.

(Writing by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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