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Parties Still Split on Nominee for Central Bank Boss

Ljubljana, 24 January - Banka Slovenije governor Mitja Gaspari on Wednesday won support for a second term at the helm of the central bank at the parliament's Privileges and Credentials Commission, but the vote showed that he still lacks the 46 votes needed for confirmation at the parliament's plenary next week.

Ljubljana, National Assembly
One of the reasons NSi deputy Janez Drobnic opposes the re-appointment of Mitja Gaspari for central bank governor is that President Janez Drnovsek had not consulted the parties before nominating Gaspari.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana, National Assembly
Saso Pece of the opposition SNS (right) opposes the nomination of Mitja Gaspari for a second term at the helm of the central bank, but LDS deputy MIlan M. Cvikl (left) sees the opposition as undermining the independence of the central bank.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana, National Assembly
Saso Pece of the opposition SNS (right) opposes the nomination of Mitja Gaspari for a second term at the helm of the central bank, but LDS deputy MIlan M. Cvikl sees the opposition as undermining the independence of the central bank.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana, National Assembly
LDS deputy Jozef Skolc (left) denied allegations against central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari, who won endorsement at the Privileges and Credentials Commission but still lacks the required majority in parliament.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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