Lagarde: unflappable IMF chief who smashed glass ceiling

A court will decide on Friday whether IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde will stand trial over a massive state payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was economy ministerFive years ago Christine Lagarde burst through the glass ceiling at one of the world’s leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund. On Friday a court will decide whether she will stand trial over a massive state payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was economy minister.

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