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Fifth attempt to elect NKÚ head fails

Parliament on March 14 failed, at its fifth attempt, to elect a new head of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ), the Sme reported on March 15. The ruling Smer party promised that at least 10 of its MPs would vote in favour of the opposition candidate, which would be enough to elect him only if all opposition MPs voted in favour.

Parliament on March 14 failed, at its fifth attempt, to elect a new head of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ), the Sme reported on March 15. The ruling Smer party promised that at least 10 of its MPs would vote in favour of the opposition candidate, which would be enough to elect him only if all opposition MPs voted in favour.

However, the opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) party did not vote for Vladimír Klimeš, the candidate nominated by the other four opposition parties: the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and Most-Híd. OĽaNO head Igor Matovič put up a placard saying that party nominations mean corruption, and insisted that it would be better to conduct a public selection process, with media participation.

SaS’ Juraj Miškov called the Smer requirement that the whole opposition support Klimeš absurd, and accused OĽaNO of breaking the unity of the opposition. He added that the opposition would continue proposing its own candidate until Smer showed its true colours and elected someone who bows to its will. KDH caucus leader Pavol Hrušovský said, as reported by Sme, that the opposition would debate its next steps, but he did not rule out proposing Klimeš again.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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