Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Slovak PM Robert Fico offers to quit after reporter Jan Kuciak's murder

Slovak PM Robert Fico offers to quit after reporter Jan Kuciak's murder

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said he would resign "to solve the political crisis" triggered after the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak last month.

Robert Fico said he would quit today but set out several conditions, including the right to nominate a successor from his party. "I am ready to resign as prime minister,"...

Fico has been fighting to keep his three-party government intact after coming under pressure to call a snap election.

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"Second [condition] - the existing coalition agreement, and third - coalition agreement that the prime minister candidate is tabled by the Direction - Social Democracy party".

Fico agreed on the plan with the leaders of the other two coalition partners, the Most-Hid party representing ethnic Hungarians and the ultranationalist Slovak National Party.

President Andrej Kiska proposed either major changes in the government or an early election to resolve the crisis. His girlfriend, Martina Kusnirova, was also murdered in an attack at their home near the capital, Bratislava.

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