Former Hungarian governor joins race for EBRD job

Budapest has nominated Gyorgy Suranyi, a former governor of the National Bank of Hungary, to succeed Jean Lemierre as president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The government confirmed on Thursday 28 February that they would back Suranyi, who headed the central bank from 1995 to 2001.

Greece has also nominated Yannos Papantoniou, a former finance minister, for the role.

Four external candidates are now vying for the role, including Zdenek Tuma, the governor of