Each of the four parties which make up the ruling coalition has proposed a candidate for the job of general prosecutor but their names have not been revealed, the Sme daily wrote on Wednesday, November 10.
“We sought the best solution. We agreed not to publish the names of candidates who are on the shortlist in order to solve this problem in a very responsible way. On Friday, we will meet again and we all wish to announce one [joint] candidate that we all agree on,” Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) caucus leader Pavol Hrušovský told the media. He stressed that the coalition does not wish to politicise the selection and expressed his desire that on Friday the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), KDH and Most-Híd would be able to agree on a joint nominee for the position, whose name should then be confirmed next Monday at a session of the Coalition Council.
“I consider the number from which the choice will be made to be sufficient, and moreover, of a good quality,” the head of the SaS caucus, Jozef Kollár, said. Most-Híd deputy Gábor Gál agreed.
“In this phase, it would not be good to publicise the names and I am sure that we must also take into consideration the candidates. These are good nominees and it would by no means be good if they were to gain party affiliations before the coalition agrees on them, as we are looking for a joint coalition candidate,” Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská said, as quoted by Sme.
Hrušovský stressed that the parties could not prevent MPs from proposing their own candidates, and he called the desire to agree on a joint nominee a political wish.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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10. Nov 2010 at 14:00