6Medias, published on Tuesday 08 October 2019 at 19:01

At the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2011, Christine Lagarde will soon lead the European Central Bank. As reveals Paris Match, the French has offered a pot of departure for the least surprising.

The All-Washington had made an appointment on September 28 to say goodbye to Christine Lagarde.

President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2011, the former Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry organized her starting post before taking the lead of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt. According to information from Paris Match, the French had invited no less than 250 guests including the "First Daughter", Ivanka Trump or even Alan Greenspan, 93, the former president of the Fed, the US central bank.

The evening also saw a number of personalities, like the U2 Bono singer, pay tribute to the IMF's leader through videos. "When I arrived in a small Swiss resort where the world's powerful gather each year, I heard participants say that a rock star was expected in Davos and that she would shake the summit. I was quite flattered to talk about me in these terms. Before realizing that the rock star in question, it was not me, but Christine Lagarde ! ", said the leader of the famous Irish band.

But this feast organized in the atrium of the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund, near the White House, was marked by the intervention of the successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Still according to the precisions of Paris MatchChristine Lagarde has indeed surprised the crowd of guests by embarking on a song. Accompanied by the orchestra, the ex-politician interpreted the worldwide success of Edith Piaf: "No, I do not regret anything". A performance that earned him a warm standing ovation.


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