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NKÚ vote postponed again

The election of top officials at the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) will not take place during the June parliamentary session. After the opposition failed to come up with a joint candidate for the NKÚ head, Mária Ritomská of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) said her party had also withdrawn its candidate for vice-chair of the office on Thursday, June 20.

The election of top officials at the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) will not take place during the June parliamentary session. After the opposition failed to come up with a joint candidate for the NKÚ head, Mária Ritomská of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) said her party had also withdrawn its candidate for vice-chair of the office on Thursday, June 20.

She cited lack of support from the ruling Smer party and thus the low likelihood of OĽaNO’s candidate being elected as the reason for the step. The most recent vote to elect the NKÚ head should have taken place on May 28, but did not occur after Smer insisted on a secret ballot.

As a result, the NKÚ remains without a new head, leaving Ján Jasovský, originally nominated by the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) – a party which lost all its seats in parliament over three years ago – at the helm, despite his term in office officially expiring last February, the TASR newswire wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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