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Orbán Recommends Barnabás Virág for Cbank Dep-Gov Post

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.05.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has proposed that President János Áder should appoint Barnabas Virág as the deputy governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH), the PM’s press chief told MTI on Friday.

Barnabas Virág, the NBH’s managing director for monetary policy and economic analysis, took over the duties of deputy governor temporarily after Márton Nagy, the NBH’s deputy governor for monetary policy, financial stability and lending incentives, resigned from his post on May 28.

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According to the Central Bank Act, the person nominated for the position of deputy governor must have a hearing before parliament’s Standing Committee on Economic Affairs. Orbán accordingly informed Speaker of Parliament László Kövér of his proposal, asking him to make relevant arrangements.

Virág’s hearing is scheduled for June 9, according to the committee’s invitation posted on Parliament’s website.

Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI