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>> Slovakia's Prime Minister has signalled he's willing to resign, following mass protests that erupted over the murder of a journalist investigating corruption in the country. Prime Minister Robert Fico says he's ready to step down if his political party is allowed to choose the government's next leader.
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Fico's not been implicated in the death of journalist Jan Kuciak, who was gunned down with his girlfriend several weeks ago, the killers are still at large. But at the time of his murder, Kuciak had been looking into connections between the Italian mafia and Slovakia's elite. Including two former staffers in the Prime Minister's office.
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At the least, the people at these protests say Fico has not done enough to root out corruption and cronyism, the government is under pressure to call a snap election. If Fico does step down, it would be the latest European country to undergo such a sweeping change after years of stability.
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Slovakia is also one of a number of countries on the continent that have seen journalists murdered in recent years, including Ukraine, Denmark, and Malta.