The Constitutional Court ruled this week on the disputed parliamentary rules for election of the Attorney General and the ruling has paved the way for appointment of government coalition nominee Jozef Centes to take up the post.
The Court ruled that voting on posts like the Attorney General could be done either by blind ballot or public vote. Now President Ivan Gasparovic is at a dead-end and will have to appoint Centes to the post, something he has been refusing to do since June, even though Centes was voted in based on the old rules, i.e. by blind ballot.
Gasparovic has been waiting on the ruling of the Constitutional Court, even though it had no bearing on the appointment, and now he will wait to receive the official verdict before taking the inevitable step.