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German EU Commissioner calls for French ECB president after Draghi

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BERLIN (Reuters) - European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger is in favor of a French person taking the helm at the European Central Bank when President Mario Draghi’s term expires in October 2019, a German newspaper reported.

“It would be best to have a German European Commission President and a clever Frenchman as head of the ECB,” business daily Handelsblatt cited Oettinger as saying.

Reporting by Michelle Martin,; Editing by Joseph Nasr

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