Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Slovenia gets new Central Bank governor

"Slovenia's parliament on Tuesday approved a new Central Bank governor, after months of political wrangling.

Marko Kranjec, 67, a prominent economics and financial expert who was the young nation's first finance minister and once worked at the World Bank, was supported by 74 deputies in the 90-seat chamber. One voted against him, others abstained.

Slovenia's Central Bank was without a governor — who automatically is a member of the European Central Bank — for nearly three months as a result of President Janez Drnovsek and Prime Minister Janez Jansa's argument over the candidates."

Source: IHT

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