Latvian parl't approves Ruselis deputy head

LATVIA - A Latvian parliament spokeswoman said on Thursday lawmakers approved financier Andris Ruselis as the central bank deputy president, whose tasks will include preparing the country for eventual adoption of the euro.

The vote in the 100-seat parliament stood at 80 MPs in favour, one opposed and six abstaining, the spokeswoman said.

The central bank head proposes a candidate for the post of vice-president, which then has to be approved by parliament.

Central bank president Ilmars Rimsevics

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