Polish president proposes surprise NBP candidate

Polish President Lech Kaczynski named economics professor Jan Sulmicki as his candidate for governor of the National Bank of Poland, the president's office said in a statement on Tuesday 13 December.

"On December 12 the President of Poland sent to parliament a motion to appoint Jan Sulmicki as the governor of the National Bank of Poland," said the statement, carried on the official presidential website.

The term of the current central bank chief, Leszek Balcerowicz, ends on January 10.