Slovenian lawmakers rejected the appointment of Primož Dolenc as governor of the country's central bank, Bloomberg News and Reuters reported.
Dolenc, currently deputy governor at the Banka Slovenije, won only 30 votes in a secret ballot in the 90-seat National Assembly, while 39 lawmakers voted against him. Slovenia's President Borut Pahor said he will submit a new candidate for central bank governor to a vote in parliament as soon as possible.
Slovenia is looking for a replacement for former Governor Boštjan Jazbec, who stepped down in April to take a position at the European Union's Single Resolution Board. Jazbec's successor as Banka Slovenije governor will also sit on the European Central Bank's Governing Council.