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Governing parties to turn to Constitutional Court over Čentéš

Deputies for Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and Most-Híd will sign up to a proposal by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) to ask the Constitutional Court to rule on whether President Ivan Gašparovič has the right to put off the appointment of parliament's choice of general prosecutor, Jozef Čentéš.

Deputies for Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and Most-Híd will sign up to a proposal by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) to ask the Constitutional Court to rule on whether President Ivan Gašparovič has the right to put off the appointment of parliament's choice of general prosecutor, Jozef Čentéš.

The heads of the SaS and Most-Híd parliamentary caucuses, Jozef Kollár and László Solymos, each confirmed their support for the proposal penned by KDH MP Radoslav Procházka, the SITA newswire reported. On Wednesday, February 8, lawmakers failed to approve a resolution urging Gašparovič to appoint general prosecutor-elect Čentéš. The proposal was submitted by Deputy Speaker Milan Hort (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)). Only 68 out of 139 legislators present voted in favour of the call. Hort stated that Čentéš was properly elected to the post on June 17, 2011, and that the president should ensure appropriate operation of the Office of the General Prosecutor by appointing him.

The SDKÚ will also back Procházka's initiative, party chairman Mikuláš Dzurinda told the TASR newswire on Thursday, February 9. "We'll support all reasonable proposals of our coalition partners including the submission to the Constitutional Court and we call on all centre-right parties to back our activities," said SDKÚ's parliamentary caucus head Jozef Mikuš.

Sources: SITA, TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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