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Ladislav Tichý becomes interim general prosecutor

Deputy general prosecutor Ladislav Tichý became acting head of the General Prosecutor's Office as of Thursday, February 3.

Deputy general prosecutor Ladislav Tichý became acting head of the General Prosecutor's Office as of Thursday, February 3.

Tichý replaced former general prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka, whose term of office expired on Wednesday without MPs having chosen a successor. Tichý will head the office until a new general prosecutor is selected by parliament, the TASR newswire wrote.

Parliament was supposed to have chosen the next general prosecutor before now, but a series of votes held late last year – in which Trnka was a candidate – failed to select a candidate. The ruling coalition and opposition are at loggerheads over the former's decision to change the parliamentary procedure in order to select the general prosecutor in an open vote among MPs, rather than by secret ballot, the method used until now. Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has expressed her opposition to the re-appointment of Trnka.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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