Slovakian PM to resign due to Kuchak's murder
22:45, 14 March 2018

Slovakian PM to resign due to Kuchak's murder

Earlier, it was reported that Slovakian Parliament will conduct voting on a censure vote to the Government

22:45, 14 March 2018

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Robert Fico, PM of Slovakia, said that he is ready to resign due to the political crisis, which occurred after investigative journalist Jan Kuchak murder along with his girlfriend. He said it at the press-conference in Bratislava, news agency Aktuality reports.

“Today I visited President Andrej Kiska and told him I was ready to resign,” Fico noted.  

Besides, he stipulated three conditions of his resignation: the PM post has to retain under Smer party, which Fico heads; if the President promises to respect coalition’s agreement and 2016 elections results.

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Earlier, Slovakian party Most-Híd, which is included in the coalition, initiates early elections due to the murder of journalist Jan Kuchak. If the authority does not approve the early elections, the party will exit the coalition. However, the PM Fico is against early elections.

Investigative journalist Jan Kuchak was killed together with his girlfriend Monika Kusnirova in her own house in the village of Velka Macha near the town of Trnava. Law enforcers suggest that the murder occurred between February 22 and 25. Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico said that the government is ready to pay 1 million euros for information that will help the investigation.

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The motive of the crime could be the professional activity of the journalist, in particular, his investigation of the activities of the Italian mafia in the east of the country.

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