Slovenia's former cb governor to run for president

SLOVENIA - Slovenia's former central bank governor, France Arhar, yesterday declared his intention to stand as an independent candidate in presidential elections later this year after current president Milan Kucan's second term expires.

Arhar, who is 54 and currently head of state insurer Vzajemna, talked about his decade at the helm of the central bank when announcing his candidacy, saying he had helped make the Slovenian tolar a stable currency.

Recent opinion polls have ranked him as a

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