Suriname's president replaces fired governor

Former Central Bank of Suriname governor Glenn Gersie
Former governor, Glenn Gersie
Suriname Herald ( )

Suriname’s president appointed a new governor to the South American country’s central bank, shortly after he fired Glenn Gersie from the role, reportedly for political reasons.

Robert van Trikt became governor of the Central Bank of Suriname on March 1 after Gersie was dismissed by president Desi Bouterse in February 2019.

Gersie reportedly refused to finance government spending ahead of the May 2020 elections. One of the new governor’s first acts was to pledge to keep central bank financing

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