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Ombudsman to be elected in February

THE SPEAKER of the Slovak Parliament, Jozef Migaš, has announced the first elections of an ombudsman in Slovakia will be held on February 19.

Parliament is expected to adopt an election order at its next session. Institutions and deputies can submit nominations to the post until February 8, and the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee will decide on the candidates. The deputies will elect the ombudsman for a five-year term.

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