Moldovan parliament nominates central bank governor

Governor Dorin Dragutanu, due to be replaced. Photo: National Bank of Moldova

A committee in Moldova’s parliament announced today (March 3) it had chosen a candidate to replace Dorin Dragutanu as head of the country’s central bank. Sergiu Cioclea, a former senior manager at BNP Paribas, was chosen from nine candidates, an official statement said.

Despite the nomination, it remains to be seen whether Cioclea will be appointed to the role. Local media reported he would need to receive the votes of at least 51 of the country’s 101 parliamentarians. Moldovan politics have

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