Governors can serve 25+ years at 40% of central banks

Governors in high and upper-middle central banks have longest possible tenures

Governors can stay for more than 25 years at 40% of the central banks that participated in Central Banking’s Governance Benchmarks 2021. They can stay for a maximum of 5–9 years at 19% of the central banks that responded, for 10–14 years at 38% of respondents and for 15–19 years at 3%.

Governors' terms tend to last from 5 to 7 years, though one central bank in a high income, advanced economy said there is no limit. Governors with longer terms tend to also be able to serve more consecutive terms

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