Polish MPs vote for Adam Glapiński as new central bank chief
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish MPs on Friday voted to appoint former rate-setter Adam Glapiński as the new head of Poland’s central bank.
Adam Glapiński. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański
Glapiński was backed by President Andrzej Duda for the post. Glapiński is to replace Marek Belka, whose term as governor of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) expires on Saturday.
In a parliamentary vote, 284 MPs backed Glapiński for the post, 124 opposed the move while 34 abstained.
A former economic advisor to the late President Lech Kaczyński, Glapiński was appointed a member of Poland’s rate-setting Monetary Policy Council in 2010. After his term ended in February, Glapiński was appointed to NBP's management board in March.
Before joining the Monetary Policy Council, Glapiński presented himself as a supporter of a strong state presence in the economy and as an opponent of an early adoption by Poland of the euro. (pk)