Latvian PM concerned about lack of nominees for central bank's head

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-05 03:34:07|Editor: huaxia
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RIGA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins admitted on Friday that the lack of an official list of candidates for the next head of the Latvian central bank is causing concerns.

"There is still no list of candidates for Bank of Latvia governor and this causes concerns," the prime minister said in an interview with Delfi online television.

Karins explained that the candidates have to be nominated by December so there is very little time left to this deadline. He also said that in his opinion, the best candidate for Bank of Latvia governor should be selected in a public tender but there is too little time to organize such a competition.

Karins said that each partner of Latvia's five-party coalition might propose their own candidate, and that eventually the list of nominees might be quite long.

Current Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmars Rimsevics' term in office ends on Dec. 21, and politicians have started informal talks to pick his successor. Enditem