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One Finn to Bind Them All

Meet the new front-runner in the contest to lead the European Central Bank

Erkki Liikanen is a man of endurance. The 67-year-old former head of Finland’s central bank is an avid marathoner and earlier this year took part in a 20-kilometer (12-mile) cross-country ski competition with former U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Randall Kroszner. Liikanen will need all the stamina he can muster to win the biggest race of his career: that to succeed European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, whose eight-year term expires

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