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Jakarta Post

House approves Boediono as central bank governor

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 8 2008   /  11:55 am

FIT AND PROPER: Photographers take the picture of Coordinating Minister for the Economy Boediono before the start of a "fit-and-proper" test held by the House of Representatives (DPR) on Monday. Boediono, the sole candidate proposed by the government to head Bank Indonesia, needs to secure the House's approval to fill the central bank's top position. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama) As Indonesia faces accelerating inflation that may trim the country's expected economic growth, the House of Representatives' financial commission approved Monday chief economic minister Boediono as the nation's 13th central bank chief. The decision was made through a vote after the commission held "fit-and-proper" test to examine Boediono's vision and mission for leading Bank Indonesia (BI). Boediono, the coordinating minister for the economy, received votes from 45 of the 46 ...