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Wolfowitz’s non-explanation of love-interest controversy.

In a memo to staff today, World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz said he tried to find an “agreement that balanced the interests of the institution and the rights of the staff member in an exceptional and unprecedented situation.” He failed to explain how giving his romantic interest, Shaha Riza, a $193,590 salary is in the best interests of the institution. Her pay exceeds that of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Wolfowitz also “reportedly attempted to circumvent the rules so he would be able to continue to work with Riza.”

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