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German cabinet agrees Weidmann can extend term at Bundesbank for eight years

German cabinet agrees Weidmann can extend term at Bundesbank for eight years© Reuters. German Bundesbank President Weidmann delivers a speech during a dinner of the Hellenic Bank Association in Athens

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German cabinet gave the green light on Wednesday for Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann to extend his term for another eight years, a government source said.

Weidmann’s first term expires at the end of April and the cabinet’s decision paves the way for him to stay for a second term.

The extension would in theory keep Weidmann in the mix as a possible successor to ECB chief Mario Draghi, whose job will become available at the end of October, though Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau is seen as frontrunner.

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Source: Investing.com

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