Mexico won't nominate Carstens for IMF, backs Lagarde - gov't source
MEXICO CITY Jan 21 (Reuters) - Mexico will not nominate Central Bank Gov. Agustin Carstens in the race to lead the International Monetary Fund, and supports incumbent Christine Lagarde's offer to continue in the role, a Mexican government source said on Thursday.
"Mexico is not going to present a candidate and backs France's nomination," the source said. "The government recognizes his leadership and talent, as we support an important ally of Mexico's structural reforms."
The source said Finance Minister Luis Videgaray had met with Lagarde in Davos to express his support for her candidacy.
(Reporting by Simon Gardner)
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