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Chair of Supreme Audit Office to be elected on July 26

The name of the new chairman of Slovakia’s Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) should be known by July 26 as Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška announced on July 4 that an election will be held in parliament that day to fill the post, according to Paška's spokesman Pavel Chovanec, as reported by the TASR newswire. It is expected that a nominee from the opposition parties will become the new head of the NKÚ after Prime Minister Robert Fico stated that his governing Smer party would back a joint candidate from the five opposition parties.

The name of the new chairman of Slovakia’s Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) should be known by July 26 as Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška announced on July 4 that an election will be held in parliament that day to fill the post, according to Paška's spokesman Pavel Chovanec, as reported by the TASR newswire.

It is expected that a nominee from the opposition parties will become the new head of the NKÚ after Prime Minister Robert Fico stated that his governing Smer party would back a joint candidate from the five opposition parties.

The opposition parties seem to have coalesced around SaS MP Kamil Krnáč. If Krnáč is elected he will replace Jan Jasovský (a nominee from the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS)), who is currently serving several months of extra time in his post following the expiration of his seven-year term in office in February.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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