Rodrigo Rato to announce shock retirement from politics?

Former Managing Director of the IMF created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Rato fans. Speculation had been rife that the former Managing Director of the IMF is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 71, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 12/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a politician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician-business man just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouRodrigo was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Rodrigo Rato was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRodrigo”
— @universalObserver, 11 Jul 2020
“Didn't Rodrigo Rato retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 11 Jul 2020

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