Belarus new chief hails from biggest state bank

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Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday appointed Nadezhda Yermakova as chairman of the National Bank of Belarus.

Yermakova, 58, was previously head of the largest Belarusian state bank, Belarusbank.

Last week, Lukashenko released previous chairman Pyotr Prokopovich from his duties. Prokopovich had been on medical leave for several months after having heart surgery. His deputy, Yury Alymov, was acting as chairman of the board.

The central bank was unavailable for comment.

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