Jozef Čentéš, who was elected by parliament as Slovakia’s General Prosecutor in summer, filed a complaint with Slovakia’s Constitutional Court on November 7 arguing that President Ivan Gašparovič should end his delay in making the official appointment, the TASR newswire reported.
Čentéš was elected by parliament in June and claims in the legal action that his rights have been violated. He stated that he had asked Gašparovič for a meeting on October 19 to present his views and answer any questions the president may have but he has not heard further from the Presidential Office.
On October 21 Gašparovič's spokesman, Marek Trubač, said in response to Čentéš's request that he saw no reason why this would not be possible as reported by TASR. But Gašparovič has also stated that he does not view this task as a priority because the complicated political situation since the fall of the government on October 11.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Nov 2011 at 10:00