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Dušan Kováčik re-elected as Chief Special Prosecutor

Parliament re-elected Dušan Kováčik as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office, the SITA newswire wrote. In a secret ballot, 117 of 139 deputies supported the chief special prosecutor. The result of the vote was announced in parliament on April 23.

Parliament re-elected Dušan Kováčik as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office, the SITA newswire wrote. In a secret ballot, 117 of 139 deputies supported the chief special prosecutor. The result of the vote was announced in parliament on April 23.

Kováčik's next five-year term in office starts on September 1 of this year. Parliament elected the chief special prosecutor based on a proposal by Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka, who selected Kováčik in a public contest. The special prosecutor heads and oversees the operation of other prosecutors and employees at the Special Prosecutor's Office.

Parliament failed to select candidates for disciplinary court judges. None of the seven candidates won a majority of votes of the deputies present. All unsuccessful candidates now proceed to a second round, for which a date has not yet been set. Parliament is to decide on four candidates for judges at the disciplinary court. The Judicial Council will then elect two judges for a three-year term. SITA

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