R. Švec filed a lawsuit for his candidacy for president

He is suing the chairman of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Petr Pellegrini.

R. Švec filed a lawsuit for his candidacy for president.  He claims to have met the conditions
On the archive picture Róbert Švec. Photo: TASR/Henrich Mišovič

On Monday, Róbert Švec filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) of the Slovak Republic to issue a decision on the acceptance of his proposal as a candidate for president of the Slovak Republic. The Slovak Movement of Revival, of which Švec is the chairman, informed about it.

Švec is suing the chairman of the National Council (NR) of the SR Petr Pellegrini (Voice-SD). “I am convinced that Pellegrini violated the relevant law and the Constitution of the Slovak Republic, given that the decision to reject my presidential candidacy was signed by Peter Žiga (Hlas-SD), the vice-chairman of the NR SR. The authority of the President of the National People’s Republic of Slovakia to sign the relevant decision cannot be transferred to the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament,” he claims.

He also pointed out that he fulfilled the condition established by law and submitted over 15,000 signatures of citizens who agreed to his candidacy.

The office of the NR SR stated that Švec did not meet the necessary conditions and therefore did not accept his candidacy for the presidency.

After examination, the commission found that the delivered proposal did not meet the requirements set by law. Švec delivered his proposal on January 30 in the form of a petition, which, according to legal provisions, must contain signatures from at least 15,000 citizens with the right to vote in the SR SR.

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