Slovak MPs failed again to select a new general prosecutor in a vote on Thursday, December 2, the SITA newswire reported shortly after the secret ballot took place.
The incumbent general prosecutor, Dobroslav Trnka, who had been proposed as a candidate by opposition Smer MP Mojmír Mamojka received 74 votes, while the joint candidate of the ruling coalition, Jozef Čentéš, got 73. Two votes were invalid.
To be selected, a candidate must win the support of a majority of all MPs present. Since 149 MPs were in attendance for the vote, 75 votes were needed to triumph and both candidates fell just short. The vote tally meant that Trnka won the support of at least three coalition MPs.
The Coalition Council is now expected to discuss the outcome and decide on the next steps.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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2. Dec 2010 at 14:00