New governor for Slovenian central bank

After a months-long deadlock the parliament of Slovenia has finally approved a new central bank governor. The new governor is Marko Kranjec, an economics professor and financial expert who was the country's first finance minister.

His appointment ended a period of political wrangling during which country's Parliament, dominated by the central right government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa, rejected two candidates put forward by President Janez Drnovseki.

The governor of Slovenia's central bank