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Why the next president of the European Central Bank is an appointment to watch

Mario Draghi’s successor will have big shoes to fill

By Vicky Pryce  

The European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Photo: Arne Dedert/DPA/PA Images

The aftermath of the European elections, which coincided in many countries with local/regional/general elections, has been bloody. The Brexit problem if anything became more insoluble; the Austrian government has fallen; Belgian politics is paralysed; and Greece has announced a snap general election after poor results for the ruling Syriza Party.

But none of that has prevented the political bargaining for the top positions on the continent getting underway. There will soon be a new president of the council…

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