London calling for Czech governor Tuma?

The Czech government has nominated Zdenek Tuma, the governor of the Czech National Bank, to become the next president of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Tuma is not scheduled to leave the central bank until 2011, but, if chosen, he will take up the position at the EBRD this July, when the second term of the incumbent Jean Lemierre expires.

Lemierre is thought to be keen to serve a third four-year term if the bank's shareholders agree to his vision of

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