The junior member of the governing coalition, the Slovak National Party (SNS), is now searching for a suitable candidate to nominate as Environment Minister and his or her name should be known in the first half of next week, SNS press secretary Jana Benková told the SITA newswire.
Based on the coalition agreement made in 2006, the post of environment minister should be held by a nominee from SNS. Last summer, Ján Chrbet replaced Jaroslav Izák who had resigned as Environment Minister on August 18, 2008 after media reported that subsidies were granted from the Environmental Fund to relatives of ministerial officials.
Just three weeks ago Igor Štefanov replaced Marian Janušek as the Construction Minister. Both were SNS nominees. Janušek had to resign from his post due to the controversial “bulletin-board tender”. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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