May 29, 2011 – France was careful not to speak out about Lagarde's candidacy during the G8 summit that took place in Deauville on Thursday and Friday.
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Juppe said the United States, Russia, Canada, Japan and the European members of the group -- France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany -- were firmly in favor of Lagarde.
The only other declared candidate is Mexican Central Bank Governor Agustin Carstens.
(Reporting by Yves Clarisse; Writing by Helen Massy-Beresford)