Five-year extension for Riksbank governor Ingves

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Stefan Ingves: Riksbank governor for five more years
David Lundberg

Stefan Ingves today (September 29) received an extension of five years to his term as governor of Sveriges Riksbank, after support for a different candidate was blocked by opposition lawmakers.

Ingves has already served two six-year terms. A report from Reuters alleges that Sweden’s opposition blocked the appointment of Karolina Ekholm, a former Riksbank deputy and the preferred choice of the government.

Ekholm currently serves as state secretary to the minister of finance in Sweden’s left-of

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