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Police to close case on prosecutor vote

THE POLICE will soon close the investigation into an alleged sabotage of the election of a new prosecutor general, concluding a three year inquiry that brought no charges. The case should be closed by the end of August, the Aktualne.sk website reported.

THE POLICE will soon close the investigation into an alleged sabotage of the election of a new prosecutor general, concluding a three year inquiry that brought no charges. The case should be closed by the end of August, the Aktualne.sk website reported.

The prosecutor’s office has been dealing with the case involving suspicion that the then ruling coalition instructed MPs how to vote on May 17, 2011, despite individual ballots supposedly being confidential. Smer leader Robert Fico claimed that a strategy, which he dubbed “Radičová’s Code”, had been used to influence the voting of coalition MPs.

Complications around the secret ballot emerged after the ruling coalition failed on December 2, 2010 to have Jozef Čentéš selected as general prosecutor after at least six coalition deputies used the anonymity of the secret ballot to vote with the opposition Smer party in favour of his competitor and former general prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka. Trnka missed out on reselection by just one vote on that occasion, and the disloyalty of the coalition MPs opened the door to speculation about a plot to unseat then ruling prime minister Iveta Radičová, who had promised to resign if Trnka were chosen.

Compiled by Roman Cuprik from press reports
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