The general public will not see the ballots used in the vote for General Prosecutor held on May 17, as the Speaker of Parliament, Richard Sulík, told the TASR newswire that parliament’s Rules of Procedure do not permit this.
Sulík added that the Rules of Procedure require that ballot papers are to be destroyed. "This has happened. The person that was commissioned to do this has disposed of them. I personally supervised the process," said Sulík, who had also told journalists on May 17 that he did not have any problem with making the ballots public but needed to first examine the legal background of such a action.
Commenting on allegations made by the opposition Smer party that the coalition made sure that all its MPs marked their ballot papers as part of a conspiracy aimed at preventing Dobroslav Trnka from being re-elected as general prosecutor, Sulík said that Smer’s leaders should read less science fiction.
When asked whether the coalition would try to find a candidate that would also be acceptable to the opposition, Sulík said that Smer would not agree to any candidate who would be determined to look into the party’s scandals.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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19. May 2011 at 14:00