Table: Monetary Football

The top ECB job is an EU trophy

CONTENDERS PROS CONS

JEAN-CLAUDE TRICHET Has market Under investigation for Bank of France respect possible role in alleged Governor French bank scandal

JEAN LEMIERRE French No central bank EBRD President nationality experience

LAURENT FABIUS European Availability depends French Finance Minister heavyweight on French elections

ERNST WELTEKE Veteran central Little market Bundesbank President banker influence

TOMMASO PADOA-SCHIOPPA Considered Italian nationality ECB exec. comm. member brilliant

Data: BusinessWeek

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