Smer to file complaint with Constitutional Court over election of new general prosecutor

The largest opposition party in the Slovak parliament, Smer, will file a complaint with the Constitutional Court over the manner in which the selection of a new general prosecutor has been carried out so far, Smer chairman Robert Fico said at a press conference on Wednesday, December 1, the TASR newswire reported. Fico referred to the conduct of MPs from the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party who took photographs of their completed voting slips with mobile-phone cameras during the last balloting in order to prove how they had voted. According to Fico, the MPs plan to do this again at the next attempt to elect the new general prosecutor, planned for December 2.

The largest opposition party in the Slovak parliament, Smer, will file a complaint with the Constitutional Court over the manner in which the selection of a new general prosecutor has been carried out so far, Smer chairman Robert Fico said at a press conference on Wednesday, December 1, the TASR newswire reported.

Fico referred to the conduct of MPs from the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party who took photographs of their completed voting slips with mobile-phone cameras during the last balloting in order to prove how they had voted. According to Fico, the MPs plan to do this again at the next attempt to elect the new general prosecutor, planned for December 2.

Fico is convinced that SaS MPs "have grossly violated the Constitution, especially because MPs shouldn't be bound by any orders", the TASR newswire quoted him as saying. He said that Smer MPs will file a complaint with the Constitutional Court demanding that this issue be looked into urgently.

"We'll propose that the Constitutional Court postpone the election of the General Prosecutor until it becomes clear whether MPs' constitutional rights have been breached or not," he said.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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