How to find a president for the ECB

FRANCE - A short question and answer session about the European Central Bank presidency published in the London edition of the Financial Times, 24 January.

Who will be the next European Central Bank president?

Probably Jean-Claude Trichet (left), the Bank of France governor. He has been the frontrunner since 1998. While it is still possible his chances will be dashed by the French judicial investigation into the Credit Lyonnais bank scandal in the 1990s, he has never been formally accused of an