Lane in chasing pack for top ECB job - poll

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann has dropped down the field after reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel might seek a top EU political post for her country

29th August, 2018
Central Bank chief also a contender for ECB chief economist role. Pic: Getty

The race to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank has a new leader, according to a Bloomberg poll of economists.

Jens Weidmann has dropped down the field after reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel might seek a top EU political post for her country rather than pushing the Bundesbank president to head the ECB.

Draghi’s eight-year term, which ends in October 2019, has been dominated by unprecedented policy measures and his...

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