MEPs elected a new children’s commissioner on Wednesday after more than half a year. Jozef Mikloško became him. The founder of the Smile organization as a gift and a university professor were elected by 79 deputies. Only 13 deputies voted against him and another 30 abstained. Mikloško won the votes of all OĽaNO deputies except Andrej Stančík, who was the only one to cast the vote of Janette Motlová, director of the Research Institute of Child Psychology and Pathopsychology. The members of the We Are Family family also gave him a vote, with the exception of the speaker of the parliament, Boris Kollár, who supported Motlová. In addition to Mikloška and Motlová, Natália Blahová, who drew attention to the Clean Day case in 2016, was a member of the SaS and was expelled from the party in 2019, and Júlia Lindtnerová, chairwoman of the Slovak Parents’ Association Council, who complained that she was choosing fees without consideration and is threatened by law enforcement agencies. So far, Viera Tomanová, the former Minister of Labor of Smer, has been the Commissioner for Children. Miklošek’s term of office will begin on Thursday, May 26. He is elected to office for six years. Who voted for Mikloška: Hatráková, Fico and Kuffa Mikloško also won the support of opposition deputies. Members of the Smer party also voted for him, including Robert Fico and Ľuboš Blaha. Katarína Hatráková, who was recently expelled from the OĽaNO club, who repeatedly ran unsuccessfully for this position, also gave him the vote. Kuffians also voted for Miklošek – This article is exclusive content for subscribers of Denník N. Are you a subscriber?
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