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Government decides to keep Muňko at helm of state social insurer

Dušan Muňko remains at the helm of state insurer Sociálna Poisťovňa (SP) after the government at its session on Wednesday, September 5, refused to dismiss him, the TASR newswire learnt.

Dušan Muňko remains at the helm of state insurer Sociálna Poisťovňa (SP) after the government at its session on Wednesday, September 5, refused to dismiss him, the TASR newswire learnt.

The Constitutional Court ruled in June 2012 that the dismissal of Smer nominee Muňko from the post of SP head in August 2010 for alleged financial mismanagement – during the term of the former government led by Iveta Radičová - contravened the law and ordered that a proposal for his ouster be discussed by the government again.

"Iveta Radičová's government seriously violated the constitution by dismissing Muňko from the post of SP director. He ... filed a constitutional complaint and succeeded. The Constitutional Court put him back in the SP director's post," Prime Minister Robert Fico said after a government session on August 1. He continued that there were only three options. "The first is for Dušan Muňko to remain as SP director. The second is that he may say that he doesn't want to carry out this role anymore and give it up himself. And the third possibility is that the government will dismiss him from the post. But, as I sit here, I'm saying directly that I'll never do that," said Fico as quoted by TASR.

(Source: TASR)
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