Romania's top banker for past 28 years says he's had enough

Romania's central bank governor says he will not be seeking another term after almost three decades in the post.

National Bank Governor Mugur Isarescu responded Monday to a question whether he would seek another mandate when it expires in 2019. "I can't do it any longer," the 68-year-old said.

Isarescu was appointed to the post in September 1990 and has held it ever since, except for an 11-month period from 1999 to 2000, when he was the country's prime minister.

In the 1990s, he negotiated several agreements with the International Monetary Fund.

In 2005, in a bid to end years of rampant inflation, he introduced the new leu (RON), which saw four zeros removed from the national currency.