SDKÚ will not vote for either Trnka or Mišíková in second round

MPs from the largest party in the governing coalition, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) will not support the joint candidate of its three coalition partners, Eva Mišíková, nor the incumbent Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka in the second round of the vote in parliament, the SITA newswire reported.

MPs from the largest party in the governing coalition, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) will not support the joint candidate of its three coalition partners, Eva Mišíková, nor the incumbent Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka in the second round of the vote in parliament, the SITA newswire reported.

The decision made by SDKÚ on Wednesday evening, November 3, means that a new general prosecutor will not be chosen in the second round scheduled for the late afternoon of November 4.

The head of the KDH deputy club, Pavol Hrušovský, told journalists after the meeting of the Coalition Council that the four parties are to table a preliminary result of further talks on the topic to the next meeting of the Coalition Council on November 12. Hrušovský stressed that the coalition still believes that the management of the Prosecutor General’s office needs reform.

"We will attempt to find a joint candidate", he said, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

SDKÚ chairman Mikuláš Dzurinda said that MPs from his party will not raise their hands for either of the two candidates on Thursday. Dzurinda did not want to say either whether SDKÚ deputies would again propose the nomination of Ján Hrivnák for a future vote that is expected to take place at the turn of November and December. Hrivnák, who got the votes of all 28 SDKÚ deputies on November 3, dropped out of the race because he failed to win support from the other coalition partners.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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