Opposition says candidates considered for ombudsman post are worse than in the first vote

04-09-2010

The opposition Social Democrat and Communist parties say that the candidates being considered for the post of ombudsman are worse than in the first vote. Both parties had supported the former deputy ombudsman Anna Šabatová, who lost by a few votes and was not re-nominated by the Senate. The two parties will decide on who to put their votes behind at meetings of their parliamentary clubs on Tuesday. The heads of the coalition parties have recommended that their members of parliament support former constitutional judge Pavel Varvařovský, who will win the post if they do so on Tuesday.