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Is Christine Lagarde too political for the ECB?

Many ECB watchers view Lagarde more as a political animal than a dyed-in-the-wool central banker.

FRANKFURT – For months, rumors have swirled that European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has her eyes trained on Paris, hoping to become the next French prime minister.

  • Johanna Treeck and Marion Solletty
  • Politico

That speculation bubbled further after the reelection of French President Emmanuel Macron, when she effusively congratulated him on Twitter — prompting barbs that she overstepped her role as a non-political central bank chief.

In fact, that chatter may say more about how Europe’s financial centers view her as ECB president than…

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