Four days after his mandate expires, the Governor of the National Bank, Dimitar Bogov, withdraws from the candidacy for a second mandate, and he has already informed President Gjorge Ivanov, who proposed him for a new Govenor mandate.
In a written statement to MIA, Bogov points out that he carefully followed the public debate related to the proposal for the second time to be appointed a Governor of the National Bank, and that he made the decision taking into account the reactions of some of the stakeholders in the politics and deadlines for Governor election.
“On this occasion, I would like to thank President Gjorge Ivanov for the confidence he has given me with the proposal for my reappointment for Governor of the National Bank, which for me personally represents the valorization of the work done in the past seven years. Having in mind the reactions of some of the factors in political life in Macedonia, the current political constellation and the deadlines for the election of a governor, in the interest of the state, I withdraw from the candidacy of the Governor of the National Bank, for which I have already informed the President”, Bogov said.
He believes that a solution will be found in the forthcoming period, and in the near future, a new candidate for the Governor of the National Bank will be proposed from the ranks of professionals and will receive consensual political support.
“The National Bank must not be left without a Governor. I expect a solution in a short possible time, which is in the interest of Macedonia”, Bogov pointed out.
Bogov’s mandate for Governor of the NBRM ends on 20th of May.