Humala Favors Dancourt for Peru Central Bank Post, Peru21 Says

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala favors economist Oscar Dancourt as his party’s representative on the board of the country’s central bank, Peru21 reported, citing parliamentary officials it didn’t name.

Humala wants his party to propose Dancourt because of his experience as a former central bank president, the Lima-based newspaper said.

Talks within Congress to choose three central bank directors have stalled and will resume in the coming days, Peru21 said, citing Luis Galarreta, who heads the parliament’s economy panel.

The party led by former president Alejandro Toledo has chosen Francisco Gonzalez as its candidate to sit on the central bank board, the newspaper reported. Elmer Cuba and former economy minister Eduardo Moron may be proposed by the other main parties in congress, Peru21 said.

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