Bulgarian Parliament Elects News Central Bank Governor

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Sofia, July 14 (BTA) – At an extraordinary sitting on Tuesday, the National Assembly elected Dimiter Radev governor of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) with 130 votes in favour, 16 against and 34 abstentions. Radev was nominated by GERB and the Reformist Bloc. The new governor’s mandate is six years.
Radev holds a master’s degree in economics, finance and credit .Radev has experience in governing
banks:  he was on the Supervisory Council of Commercial Bank Expressbank for three years and member of the Administrative Council of the Council of Europe Development Bank for seven years. In the last 14 years, Radev has been working at the International Monetary Fund.
The other candidates were Bisser Manolov, proposed by the parliamentary group of the Reformist Bloc, Viktor Yotsov by ABV and Grigorii Vazov by the Patriotic Front. Manolov received 37 votes in favour, 18 against and 118 abstentions; Yotsov – 44 votes in favour, 22 against and 104 abstentions; Vazov – 43 votes in favour,12 against and 116 abstentions. More…