Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico has resigned after the murder of Jan Kuciak sparked a political scandal. President Andrej Kiska said he would ask Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini to form a new government. Mr Fico had offered to resign on Wednesday if the ruling coalition was allowed to finish its term. The death of reporter Kuciak has shone a spotlight on corruption in Slovakia, prompting nationwide protests. The 27-year-old was working on a story linking high-level political corruption in Slovakia with the Italian mafia when he was killed in late February. His fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, was also murdered in an attack at their home.
Posted on: March 16, 2018