The Slovenia Times

Treasury official nominated for central bank vice-governor


Ljubljana - Marjan Divjak, who has served as director general of the Finance Ministry's treasury directorate since 2013, has been put forward by President Borut Pahor to succeed Primož Dolenc as one of four vice-governors of the Slovenian central bank.

The president submitted the nomination to the National Assembly on Tuesday after examining the bids and consulting deputy factions, his office said.

"The candidate meets the professional criteria for the post and, on the basis of the talks held so far, is the closest of all the candidates to mustering the necessary support of MPs to get elected," reads the release.

Before the vote, where he needs to secure an outright majority of all MPs, the candidate will have a public presentation at the Presidential Palace next week.

Primož Dolenc's six-year term on the five-strong Governing Board of Banka Slovenije expires on 5 April. He was one of the five candidates applying for the post in response to Pahor's latest call.

Aside from Dolenc and Governor Boštjan Vasle, other members of Governing Board are Irena Vodopivec Jean, Jožef Bradeško and Tina Žumer.


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