Fri May 18th, 2007 at 07:44:45 AM EST
From Fran in this morning's Salon, via FT: Departure terms divides bank
The terms of Paul Wolfowitz's departure as president of the World Bank caused immediate divisions within the institution.
The staff association said the board had further eroded employee confidence by accepting that Mr Wolfowitz had acted in good faith over a generous secondment package awarded to Shaha Riza, his girlfriend. Mr Wolfowitz won acknowledgement both of his service and his key assertion that the bank shared responsibility for the controversy.
Allison Cave, head of the staff association, said: "We are pleased that he is leaving. But it is unacceptable that he stays a day longer.
"The board statement and the term will damage staff confidence in the board and make reform more difficult."
Even his resignation leaves lots of questions and a cloud of scandal...