"De Guindos, on the other hand, as a politician who would like. a top job at the ECB", Green MEPs Sven Giegold noted, summarising the arguments about the two candidates.
"Some groups expressed reservations for Minister De Guindos' appointment", he added in a statement.
But judging by his record in bailout-rescued Spain, it's likely de Guindos' political experience will colour his approach to the new job, and as of now his selection seems all but guaranteed.
"I want to wish him every success in his future new role".
Ireland's finance minister, Paschal Donohoe, said on February 19 that he would withdraw the candidacy of Irish central bank governor Philip Lane from the race for the position of European Central Bank vice president. But Mr de Guindos dismissed this criticism.
Many fear that with De Guindos - who implemented Spain's austerity policies - and Weidmann, the European Central Bank would become less accommodating and more strict on fiscal policies.
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"I have been a minister, but to be a minister is something that does not limit the defense that I make on the independence of the European Central Bank".
After listening to both candidates, MEPs from the economic and monetary affairs committee (Econ) found that Lane's performance was "more convincing".
Ministers said the appointment of De Guindos should be finalized by European Union leaders in a regular summit on March 22-23.
Other consider that De Guindos' appointment to the European Central Bank executive board would create a precedent, and weaken's the body's independence towards eurozone governments.
Spain is therefore poised to return to the ECB's executive board after a six year-absence.
However when asked if Professor Lane could be a candidate to become the ECB's chief economist, Mr Donohoe said they would take things "election by election".