Clinton says move to World Bank "not happening": State Dept

WASHINGTON Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:31pm EST

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toasts to China's Vice President Xi Jinping at a luncheon at the State Department in Washington, February 14, 2012.             REUTERS/Larry Downing

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toasts to China's Vice President Xi Jinping at a luncheon at the State Department in Washington, February 14, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed that she has no intention of becoming a candidate to head the World Bank following the June departure of outgoing President Robert Zoellick, the State Department said on Wednesday.

"She has said this is not happening. Her view has not changed," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said when asked about periodic news reports that Clinton could be a candidate to lead the institution.

(Reporting By Andrew Quinn; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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