Makúch wants the current parliament to elect his successor
Jozef Makúch, the central bank NBS governor, has doubts about parliament’s ability to select a suitable successor for him in 2021. In his opinion, the 2020 general election will result in parliament full of new and heterogenous parties. Many countries have already seen such a scenario play out, and this has led to shocks in central banks. Although his term expires in 2021, Makúch is willing to step down earlier to allow the current parliament to select his successor. He thinks current Finance Minister Peter Kažimír would be a good, independent choice. His international experience is an advantage. Makúch says Germany and Czechia have former ministers as central bank governors too.