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SDKÚ rejects Paluda's candidacy for NBÚ head but gives no reasons

The largest party of the governing coalition, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), does not support the nomination of the Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS) of judge Peter Paluda to head the National Security Bureau (NBÚ), journalists were told by SDKÚ parliamentary caucus chair Jozef Mikuš after a caucus meeting on May 11, the TASR newswire reported. "We had a long and open debate and I have to say that Mr. Paluda did not gain the support of a majority of the caucus," Mikuš told TASR. He refused to comment on the reasons expressed by caucus members to withhold their support from Paluda, saying only that it would not be appropriate to make public statements.

The largest party of the governing coalition, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), does not support the nomination of the Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS) of judge Peter Paluda to head the National Security Bureau (NBÚ), journalists were told by SDKÚ parliamentary caucus chair Jozef Mikuš after a caucus meeting on May 11, the TASR newswire reported.

"We had a long and open debate and I have to say that Mr. Paluda did not gain the support of a majority of the caucus," Mikuš told TASR. He refused to comment on the reasons expressed by caucus members to withhold their support from Paluda, saying only that it would not be appropriate to make public statements.

Paluda is an expert in security issues, crime, criminal and European legislation. He has served as a prosecutor in Banská Bystrica (1985-87), as a Supreme Court judge (since 1994) and as Slovakia's member of Eurojust (2004-07).

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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