Coalition Council postpones meeting to discuss general prosecutor candidates

A four-party Coalition Council session to agree a joint candidate for the post of general prosecutor has been postponed to Monday, November 22, the TASR newswire reported on Thursday, November 18. The session was originally supposed to take place on Saturday. It was then postponed to Sunday, only to be switched back to Saturday on Wednesday.

A four-party Coalition Council session to agree a joint candidate for the post of general prosecutor has been postponed to Monday, November 22, the TASR newswire reported on Thursday, November 18. The session was originally supposed to take place on Saturday. It was then postponed to Sunday, only to be switched back to Saturday on Wednesday.

The venue of the session has also changed. Instead of taking place at Most-Híd's headquarters it will now be hosted by the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) at 9:00. Monday is the last day on which it will be possible to submit candidates for the post of general prosecutor ahead of a vote due to take place during the parliamentary session beginning on November 30.

Meanwhile, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and Most-Híd have agreed to back Jozef Kandera, while the SDKÚ is again backing Jan Hrivnák, who was eliminated in the first round of the parliamentary vote held earlier in November. Most-Híd chairman Béla Bugár on Wednesday revealed that a third name had emerged as a possible joint coalition candidate: Jozef Szabó, who is currently serving as director of the international department at the Office of the General Prosecutor.

Two rounds of voting in parliament in early November failed to produce a winner. The first round featured the incumbent general prosecutor, Dobroslav Trnka, as well as Eva Mišíková and Hrivnák. It was followed by an inconclusive run-off between Trnka and Mišíková. Trnka's current term in office expires in January 2011.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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