Sarkozy backs Italian Mario Draghi's bid for ECB top post

26th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday offered his backing for Italian central bank governor Mario Draghi's bid to replace France's Jean-Claude Trichet as head of the European Central Bank.

"We support the candidature of an Italian to lead the ECB... He is a person of high quality," Sarkozy said at a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi following an Italy-France summit.

© 2011 AFP

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