World Bank Ethics Council Says It Cannot Influence Weintraub's Nomination

In response to the association of employees, the committee says that a former minister has not yet been elected and only employees must follow bank rules

The World Bank's Ethics Council stated that it cannot influence the appointment or election of an executive director and that the institution's code of conduct can only be applied to officials already in office, which is not the case with former minister Abraham Weintraub.

Brazil's Education Minister Abraham Weintraub is seen before a national flag hoisting ceremony in front of Alvorada Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brasilia, Brazil June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado - REUTERS

Ethics council chairman Guenther Schoenleitner responded on Wednesday to the World Bank Staff Association, which asked to suspend Weintraub's appointment until his racist statements regarding minorities and China were investigated. He also said that Supreme Court Justices should be arrested.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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