Premium“Exchange” to succeed Centeno is broad and includes 'outsiders'

Successor may come from the government, academia or banking. High training and proximity to the PS are essential. The model profile? That of Centeno himself.

It is not easy to replace a Ronaldo, Real Madrid who says so. If, or when, he has to replace Mário Centeno, nicknamed by some as the 'CR7 of Finance', Prime Minister António Costa should want better results than those of the 'merengue' club, which after the departure of the Portuguese star no longer exceeded expectations despite the huge budget.

The debate on the possibility of Centeno's departure from the government team was reopened last week, with the apparent failure of communication between minister and prime minister on the timing transfer of 850 million to Novo Banco.

“The exit was already decided, probably even thinking about an international career, something that almost everyone in this position considers”, said António Costa Pinto, coordinating researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, recalling that “that was the case of Vítor Gaspar, who has a similar profile, and that went to the IMF ”.

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