Coalition talks on general prosecutor candidates continue today

Negotiations between representatives of the four governing coalition parties – the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and Most-Híd – concerning a possible joint candidate for the post of general prosecutor will continue today, Friday, November 12.

Negotiations between representatives of the four governing coalition parties – the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and Most-Híd – concerning a possible joint candidate for the post of general prosecutor will continue today, Friday, November 12.

According to the TASR newswire, each party has proposed its own candidate, with SDKÚ intending to renominate Ján Hrivnák, who it backed in the previous vote. None of the original three candidates for the post – incumbent Dobroslav Trnka, Eva Mišíková or Hrivnák – received enough votes in a secret ballot in parliament earlier this month. In a run-off vote between the two most successful candidates, Trnka and Mišíková, neither managed to gain the support of at least a simple majority of the MPs present. Trnka, whose mandate will expire at the end of January 2011, was backed by opposition MPs from Smer and the Slovak National Party (SNS), while Mišíková was supported by coalition MPs – except those from SDKÚ who, after supporting Hrivnák in the first round, abstained in the second.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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