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Germany denies tipping IMF chief Lagarde for top Europe job

The German government has issued a denial after reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted Christine Lagarde to lead the European Commission.

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Lagarde 'focused on job' amid EC Presidency rumours

Germany has denied reports it tipped Ms Lagarde for the EC post. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hit back at rumours that Managing Director Christine Lagarde could be the next President of the European Commission.

In a statement, the IMF said is "focused on her work" and "intends to complete" her term at the body, which runs until 2016.**

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