Krnáč is expected to be sole NKÚ candidate in repeat vote

Today (Friday, September 7) is the last day for submitting nominations for the post of head of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ). Former Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MP Kamil Krnáč was the only candidate as of Thursday, September 6.

Today (Friday, September 7) is the last day for submitting nominations for the post of head of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ). Former Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MP Kamil Krnáč was the only candidate as of Thursday, September 6.

Krnáč ran for the post as the only candidate in June but was not elected after Smer MPs and some opposition deputies failed to support him in a secret vote, despite public pledges by their parties to do so. The opposition says that no other nominations will be forthcoming from their benches; Smer caucus chair Jana Laššáková confirmed that her party was not planning to propose anybody else either.

"We have no reason to do so, we've offered the post to the opposition," she told the TASR newswire. In June, Krnáč gained 53 votes, 14 short of the opposition's total of 67 MPs. Due to the secret ballot method used, it is unclear which party or parties broke the agreement and failed to vote for him. SaS says it still fully backs its nominee and the four other opposition caucuses have also declared their support for him.

"We'll vote for him," Most-Híd caucus leader László Solymos said. "We won't submit any other candidate, we support Krnáč," Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) vice-chair Pavol Abrhan said, as quoted by TASR. The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) gave the same promise.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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