People's Platform divided on attending meeting with Fico

Parties of the opposition People's Platform – the Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH), the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Most-Híd and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) - are reportedly divided over whether or not to accept an invitation to discuss with Premier Robert Fico the chairmanship of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) and general prosecutor on Thursday, April 18.

Parties of the opposition People's Platform – the Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH), the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Most-Híd and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) - are reportedly divided over whether or not to accept an invitation to discuss with Premier Robert Fico the chairmanship of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) and general prosecutor on Thursday, April 18.

While Most-Híd does not want to attend the talks, KDH is rather inclined to go, but has stated that it will not attend if any of the other partners decide against going. There were diverging opinions within the SDKÚ as of Tuesday. Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), which should receive the post of NKÚ head according to opposition agreements, has not been invited by Fico. If the three opposition parties attend the meeting, the KDH has indicated that it wants to discuss other issues as well, the TASR newswire wrote.

Fico recently proposed three candidates from the People's Platform parties for the post of NKÚ head that he had deemed suitable, all of whom Smer would be willing to back in parliament. Fico’s suggested candidates are Statistics Office (ŠÚ) head Peter Mach (KDH), former Public Procurement Office (ÚVO) chairman Béla Angyal (Most-Híd) and former Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS) director Karol Mitrík (SDKÚ).

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