Christine LAGARDE, nominated as President of the European Central Bank



On 2 July 2019, Christine Lagarde was nominated by the European Council to succeed Mario Draghi as President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2019.

She is a French lawyer and politician serving as Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2011.

During a vote in the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, Ms Lagarde received 37 votes in favour of her taking up the position, 11 against and 4 MEPs abstained. The recommendation will now be passed on to the plenary for a confirmatory vote, which is expected to take place during the September plenary session from the 16th to 19th September.

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