The ruling Smer party still does not have a candidate for the head of the Nation's Memory Institute (ÚPN), the daily Sme wrote in its Tuesday, November 6, issue. The deadline for finding the right person to chair the Board of the institute expired on Monday, November 5.
“We have not found an apt candidate, and thus we do not propose anyone for now. But we are interested in filling the chair, and we will continue looking for one,” Jana Laššáková, head of Smer parliamentary caucus, said as quoted by the Sme daily. Original proposals included historian of the Central-Slovak Museum in Banská Bystrica Marcel Pecník, but he refused, however. Smer also considered the current ÚPN head Ivan Petranský and head of the supervisory board Juraj Hamuľák. Most opposition members support former Christian Democratic Movement MP (and communist-era dissident) František Mikloško. Petranský’s term will end in January.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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