Around 1,200 people joined an appeal being made to MPs by the ethics watchdog Fair-Play Alliance to replace General Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka in a parliamentary vote due to take place today (Wednesday, November 3), Fair-Play Alliance director Zuzana Wienk told the TASR newswire on Tuesday. The supporters signed up over the recent long weekend (Monday, November 1 was a public holiday in Slovakia).
On its website the alliance also published the responses of MPs who were asked to reveal which of the three candidates – Trnka, Ján Hrivnák or Eva Mišíková – they would support in the vote. The initiative, called Replace Trnka - Do Not Protect the Untouchable!, called on deputies to replace him and secure the election of what it called a trustworthy person who will introduce fundamental reform of the Office of the Prosecutor General.
Journalists Juraj Kušnierik, Eugen Korda, cartoonist Martin Šútovec, musicians Jozef Lupták and Michal Kaščák, psychiatrist Jozef Hašto, sociologist Oľga Gyárfásová, priest Daniel Pastirčák and activists Zuzana Čaputová, Šarlota Pufflerová and Boris Strečanský signed the initiative via the internet. The Open Society Foundation in Slovakia also joined the initiative, the SITA newswire wrote.
Sources: TASR, SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Nov 2010 at 14:00