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Vladimír Klimeš loses opposition support as NKÚ candidate

The opposition wants to propose a joint candidate for the post of Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) chairman, but has yet to decide on a course of action. Many do not want to see Vladimír Klimeš take the spot again, as he failed to get elected in the previous two votes. Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) maintain that the candidate should be determined by a public selection process, the TASR newswire wrote on Tuesday, March 19. Smer MP Anton Martvoň thinks that it should be up to the most popular opposition caucus to choose a candidate, which – if taking into consideration only numbers - would be OĽaNO (15 MPs). The rest of the opposition, however, have called OĽaNO a coalition partner of the social democrats a number of times in the past, alluding to an alleged secret collaboration between the single-party government and Igor Matovič's movement.

The opposition wants to propose a joint candidate for the post of Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) chairman, but has yet to decide on a course of action. Many do not want to see Vladimír Klimeš take the spot again, as he failed to get elected in the previous two votes. Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) maintain that the candidate should be determined by a public selection process, the TASR newswire wrote on Tuesday, March 19. Smer MP Anton Martvoň thinks that it should be up to the most popular opposition caucus to choose a candidate, which – if taking into consideration only numbers - would be OĽaNO (15 MPs). The rest of the opposition, however, have called OĽaNO a coalition partner of the social democrats a number of times in the past, alluding to an alleged secret collaboration between the single-party government and Igor Matovič's movement.

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) is slated to discuss the issue next week at its party presidium session. The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and Most-Híd both agree that Vladimír Klimeš should not run again, as he was rejected twice. "I don't think it's sensible to let one and the same candidate run over and over again," said SDKÚ caucus chair Lucia Žitňanská. Her view is shared by Most-Híd caucus chair László Solymos. "Those who didn't succeed shouldn't be proposed anymore," he claimed.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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