Greek media touts Papademos to replace ECB's Noyer

GREECE - Greek media has begun touting Bank of Greece Governor Lucas Papademos as a leading candidate to take over as vice president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

The latest report came on Tuesday when the daily broadsheet Kathimerini said the Greek central banker's name was being discussed in European capitals as a possible replacement for Christian Noyer, who is leaving the ECB in May.

A short report saying Papademos's chances were gaining ground appeared in Sunday's Eleftherotypia.