In a plenary vote on 17 September, the European Parliament approved Christine Lagarde's appointment to succeed Mario Draghi as President of the European Central Bank.

In the secret vote, MEPs voted 394 in favour, 206 against and 49 abstentions to recommend Lagarde to head up the European Central Bank. Earlier in the day, the plenary held a debate on her suitability for the position.

Lagarde, 63, was nominated by European governments to succeed Draghi on 1 November, as head of the central b...

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