LONDON, June 6 IMF Managing Director Christine
Lagarde ruled herself out as a potential candidate for the job
of European Commission president, saying she intended to see out
her term in charge of the International Monetary Fund.
"I'm not a candidate and the reason I'm not a candidate is
that I have a job," Lagarde said in response to a question at a
news conference in London.
"It's a job that I happen to think is rather important at
the moment, which the United Kingdom was kind enough to support
me for at the time, which I have to do and which I intend to
complete," she said. "As my young son would have said: 'Mum when
you start something you've got to finish the job.'"
(Reporting by David Milliken and Costas Pitas, writing by
William Schomberg; Editing by Janet Lawrence)