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President nominates Kovács for chief public prosecutor

President László Sólyom put forward on Monday his latest proposal for the post of chief public prosecutor.

Sólyom said his nominee was chief military prosecutor Tamás Kovács, 66, who has also been deputy chief public prosecutor since 1990. Sólyom's previous proposal for the post, which has remained unfilled since mid-May when its previous occupant Péter Polt stepped down, were rejected by the governing parties.
The president said Kovács had the necessary leadership skills. "I consider him a guarantee of impartiality and credibility in the public prosecutor's office", Sólyom told representatives of the five parliamentary parties on Monday. Kovács will need a simple majority in Parliament to be appointed.