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Before his death, Jan Kuciak uncovered the presence of an Italian organised crime group in Slovakia.
www.bbc.co.uk | 7/22/18
Tens of thousands are rallying across Slovakia in a new wave of anti-government protests amid a political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.
www.foxnews.com | 4/5/18
Slovakia's new government has won a confidence vote in parliament amid the political crisis sparked by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.
www.foxnews.com | 3/26/18

BRATISLAVA, SlovakiaSlovakia's president on Tuesday rejected a proposal for a new government amid a political crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee.

Prime Minister Robert Fico's three-party coalition resigned last week following street protests in the wake of the slayings, which shined a light on possible government corruption.

President Andrej Kiska asked Fico's deputy prime minister, Peter Pellegrini, to form a new government. But Kiska rejected Pellegrini's proposal, which involved the same three parties that were in the previous government.

Slovakia's president has rejected a proposal for a new government following a crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee.
www.foxnews.com | 3/20/18
About 65,000 people attended anti-government protests in Bratislava, organisers say.
www.bbc.co.uk | 3/16/18
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have rallied across Slovakia to demand an early election to resolve a political crisis set off by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.
www.foxnews.com | 3/16/18
Slovakia's three-party coalition government will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote next week amid the political turmoil set off by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.
www.foxnews.com | 3/13/18
The Latest on the slaying of an investigative journalist and his fiancee in Slovakia (all times local): 8:00 p.m. Anti-government protesters in Slovakia are planning to hold more rallies over the slaying of an investigative journalist even though the country's interior minister has resigned.
www.foxnews.com | 3/12/18
Tens of thousands march against the government following the murder of a journalist.
www.bbc.co.uk | 3/9/18
Far from ending scrutiny, the deaths of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée have only intensified it. Public protests now threaten to bring down the government.
www.nytimes.com | 3/9/18

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — A political storm in Slovakia deepened Monday, with Prime Minister Robert Fico accusing the country's president of destabilizing the country in the wake of the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.

Amid growing protests against his government, Fico said President Andrej Kiska had over-stepped the mark by calling for changes in the government or early elections to resolve the "serious political crisis" following the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovak President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for substantial changes in the country's coalition government or for an early election to resolve the "serious political crisis" resulting from the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.

His rival, Prime Minister Robert Fico, dismissed the president's proposals.

President Kiska calls for a government shake-up after the murder of a journalist, angering the PM.
www.bbc.co.uk | 3/4/18
Jan Kuciak's piece claims an Italian crime syndicate with government links is embezzling EU funds.
www.bbc.co.uk | 2/28/18

Politics of Slovakia takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, with a multi-party system. Legislative power is vested in the parliament and it can be exerced in some cases also by the government or directly by citizens. Executive power is exercised by the government led by the Prime Minister. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The President is the head of the state.


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