Jozef Čentéš has been named as the joint candidate of the four-party governing coalition for the post of Prosecutor General, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová told the TASR newswire after the Coalition Council session on the evening of November 22. November 22 was the last day on which MPs could submit candidates for the prosecutor general position.
The balloting is set to begin at next week’s parliamentary session and Čentéš will face incumbent Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka whose candidacy is backed by the opposition (Smer and Slovak National Party).
Trnka received more votes than any of his rivals for the post in the first two rounds of the election but he failed to garner the majority of votes among the MPs present needed for re-election. His term will end in early February.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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23. Nov 2010 at 10:00