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Mar Gudmundsson, governor of the Central Bank of Iceland Mar Gudmundsson, governor of the Central Bank of Iceland

The minister of finance, Bjarni Benediktsson, will in a few days put forward a new bill in parliament regarding the Central Bank of Iceland. The plan is to increase the number of central bank governors from one to three. The Icelandic web media Eyjan claims to have reliable sources for this information.

The web media writes that an agreement has been formed between the two coalition parties regarding these changes. This would mean that the current governor of the central bank, Dr. Mar Gudmundsson, would not automatically keep his position for the next five years. The three governor positions would be advertised.

It is also mentioned that the current governor has to be informed about whether the minister of finance will advertise his position. If the governor does not receive a letter from the minister before next Thursday, the governor is automatically hired for the next five years.

Eyjan claims that according to their reliable sources the governor will receive this letter soon, and that the governor will apply for one of the three positions. 

 

Last modified onSaturday, 15 February 2014 15:56
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