STV chief Nižňanský escapes dismissal by one vote

The governing council of public-service broadcaster Slovak Television (STV) moved to recall the corporation’s general manager, Štefan Nižňanský, shortly after noon on January 21. The council’s vote to dismiss him came as it discussed this year’s budget proposal. The move failed by one vote.

The governing council of public-service broadcaster Slovak Television (STV) moved to recall the corporation’s general manager, Štefan Nižňanský, shortly after noon on January 21. The council’s vote to dismiss him came as it discussed this year’s budget proposal. The move failed by one vote.

Nine of the fifteen council members voted for Nižňanský’s dismissal, including Chairman Bohumír Bobovo, Martin Kákoš, Anna Miklovičová and Ingrid Fašiangová. Opposing the move, among others, was Peter Malec. According to the law, at least two thirds of all council members must vote in favour for the general manager to be recalled, and the vote must be public. SME

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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