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Women Lacking in Race for the ECB's Top Job? Ask EU Leaders Why

  • No female national governor currently serves on ECB’s council
  • Previous presidents have all been national central bank chiefs
A Eurosystem monetary authority sign stands outside the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The ECB's policy update is only one of several important gatherings this week in the realm of global economics.
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

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Europe’s leaders will have no-one to blame but themselves if they can’t find a female candidate to even consider for the presidency of the European Central Bank.