Belka Defends Mandate as Polish Vote Puts Focus on Central Bank

  • Dominant showing by opposition puts spotlight on central bank
  • Belka says efforts to force bank to print money are `illegal'

The White Eagle, the national emblem of Poland, hangs at the entrance to the central bank of Poland in Warsaw, Poland.

Photographer: John Guillemin

Governor Marek Belka fended off what he called “illegal” calls by politicians for the Polish central bank to print money for budget financing as a landslide election win by the country’s opposition on Sunday raised the threat of pressure on policy makers to spur economic growth.

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