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Dominique Strauss-Kahn quotes
The question is not about three months earlier or three months later, we will have to deal with this for five, six, seven years, depending on the country. So really the difference between exiting too early or too late is very strong and our recommendation is not to exit too early.
The transformation has been huge and the share of Asia in the global economy has raised a lot. Helping hundreds of millions to escape poverty and in front of us, we have the possibility of sustained growth, helping one billion people to get out of poverty.
The IMF projection is of global growth for 2010 of around three percent. It is not that big, but it is a good beginning. But looking ahead, the post crisis world will be, and must be, very different from the one we had before the crisis, and that's why we need to adapt to that reality.
Let us imagine the worker in Germany, France or in the US, or anywhere in the world, who is going to lose his job in November. The crisis is in front of him. And, for so many people around the world, because of rising unemployment for rather a long period of time, the crisis is still there.
I am very happy to see, for instance, that the Chinese just announced a big support on the fiscal side, which is exactly in line with what we asked for almost two months ago and what the G20 communique is explaining.
Our world is changing and the IMF's role must be to deliver resources to the world, which it needs and which provide a kind of stability, not its entire stability, but a big part of its economic stability, and its mission must be adapted to today's world.
I did not criticise Mdme Royal yesterday. I did however criticise the failure of the Socialist Party to reinvent itself over the last five years. If anyone has contributed to the rejuvenation of the party over the last six months, then that is Madame Royal.
I am running to ensure the solutions of a modern social democracy are carried out in France.
I'm the candidate who will, at last, bring into play the solutions of a modern social democracy.
At the end of the day, let's look ahead to next April. The right has had no debate, and will head into the election as a divided party. We have had a debate and we will arrive at the ballot united.