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  • One of Yunus's lawyers said Yunus is still the Managing Director.
  • The president of a group of fired Grameen Bank employees described Yunus as a "blood sucker and terrorist."
  • An advisor to the Grameen Bank Employees' Association threatened "tough agitation" if Yunus is not made Chair within 15 days.
  • A trio of senior economists called on the government to institutionalize a new role for Yunus at the Bank in order to take advantage of his expertise.

One of the three in that last item is Debapriya Bhattacharya, who is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue in Dhaka and a member of the board of BRAC. Six or seven years ago he worked down the hall from me as a visiting Fulbright Fellow at the Center for Global Development. I couldn't help noticing that Deb is the only one among the three who is under 60. Deb for Managing Director...?

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