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Spain's PM Pedro Sanchez Backs Economy Minister as Potential Candidate to Head Euro Group

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a session to request a sixth extension of the state of emergency amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 3, 2020. Dani Duch/Pool via REUTERS

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a session to request a sixth extension of the state of emergency amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 3, 2020. Dani Duch/Pool via REUTERS

Sanchez said Spain would be "very interested" in leading the so-called euro group, adding it was an "honour" that Economy Minister Nadia Calvino had been tipped as a leading candidate after Portugal's Mario Centeno said he would step down from the post.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday he would look favourably on the country's economy minister becoming a candidate to lead the euro zone's group of finance ministers.

Sanchez said Spain would be "very interested" in leading the so-called euro group, adding it was an "honour" that Economy Minister Nadia Calvino had been tipped as a leading candidate after Portugal's Mario Centeno said he would step down from the post.

first published:June 14, 2020, 18:48 IST