Nominees for top BOJ jobs may be put to vote next week - Japan opposition official
TOKYO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Japan's government is expected to
present its nominees for next central bank governor and deputy
governors next week or the following week of this month, Kouhei
Otsuka, head of the major opposition Democratic Party said on
BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his two deputy governors
will see their terms end on April 8 and March 19, respectively.
A source has told Reuters Kuroda is likely to get reappointed
for a rare second term.
Nominees for such high-profile positions need approval by
both houses of parliament to become effective, which is a near
certainty as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition holds
a comfortable majority.
"I think the government will make the proposal next week or
the week after that," Otsuka told a news conference.
Opposition parties have influence over when the government
could present its nominees for the BOJ posts, as they have some
say over when the nominations can be put to vote.
(Reporting by Ami Miyazaki and Linda Sieg, Writing by Leika
Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
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