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Time for an IMF Chief From a Developing Country?

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's spectacular fall from grace has left a huge vacuum at the top of the International Monetary Fund.

As DSK prepares his defense against charges of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, the IMF faces the challenging task of finding his successor.

It's opened up a furious debate about whether the next IMF chief should be from Europe or a developing country, given the latter's growing significance on the global stage and Europe's current fiscal woes. The head of the IMF has traditionally been from Europe.

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has emerged as a favorite to take the helm, with Europe's biggest economies seen backing her. According to a Reuters poll of economists, more than half think the post should go to her.

But should the tradition be broken, and is it time for an IMF chief from another continent?

We want to know what you think.

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