I wonder if this candidacy was seriously intended at all. Prior to it, there were noises about getting a non-European into the job. Making it a choice between a Frenchwoman and an Israeli-American man does cast the Frenchwoman in a whole new light -- and more or less guarantees her the job. That may have been what was intended. Fischer took one for the team, so to speak.
U.S. defense contractor accused of copying secret military documents (Reuters)
from the article: Stanley Fischer faces uphill battle in race to become next IMF chief