Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charged: Possible IMF Successors Emerge (PHOTOS)

With Dominique Strauss-Kahn facing allegations of attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment in New York, the international media is already rife with speculation about whether or not the embattled International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief will resign or even be dismissed.

Meanwhile, as Reuters reports, a list of potential candidates to succeed the Frenchman at the Washington-based institution, which has become heavily involved in bailouts of struggling euro zone countries Greece, Ireland and Portugal, is emerging.

Although German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly indicated that Germany would like the IMF's next leader to be European (as has traditionally been the case), others say the pressure to consider a developing country candidate for the role is high.

View on a list of potential candidates here:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Possible Successors