New ECB chief 'must be French'

EUROPE - The German government has said it is up to France to choose the successor to Wim Duisenberg as president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's chief spokesman said the new ECB chief "must be French."

The current ECB president Wim Duisenberg announced on Thursday he was to step down next year.

The French government has argued in the past that it reached an agreement when Mr Duisenberg was appointed that he would make way after four years for the French

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