Yuki Noguchi
June 28, 2011

Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, secured the top job at the International Monetary Fund — the first woman to ever do so.

She’ll fill a spot vacated by former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was arrested in May on charges of attempted rape.

From the moment Strauss-Kahn was led away in handcuffs, Lagarde was the leading candidate to replace him.

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