The Smer-SD party of Robert Fico promises security and certainty in their billboards around the country, said Dzurinda, but the only certainties should they succeed will be that Stefan Harabin will remain as Supreme Court Chairman, Jozef Centes won’t be appointed to the post of Attorney General, and major scandals won’t be properly investigated.
SDKU are upset at Smer-SD blocking the appointment of Jozef Centes for a position they feel he should have, and are preparing a visit to Fico’s home town of Topolcany, where they plan to launch a petition today.
Many see this as a smokescreen designed to avert attention away from the ‘Gorilla affair’ that heavily involves Dzurinda’s government in office from 2002-2006, and such comments were made to the effect from Gasparovic’s office last week. Smer describes it as ‘desperate’.
Smer spokesman Erik Tomas remarked: “The public remembers well how the outgoing coalition shamefully elected Centes attorney general as a purely political nominee. Smer-SD will do everything possible in order to ensure that the new attorney general is elected in a standard secret vote [in Parliament], and that the person would have support across the whole political spectrum” .