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Slovak interior minister quits after journalist murder

AFP  |  Bratislava 

Slovak Deputy and Interior Minister today announced his resignation following tensions sparked by the murder of an probing links between the government and the mafia.

"I think to fulfil my mandate I have to do everything to preserve stability in Slovakia," Kalinak told reporters. "For this reason I have decided to resign as deputy and interior minister."

Last month's murder of and his fiancee prompted huge protests against the government of Robert Fico, with tens of thousands of Slovaks turning out for rallies in on Friday.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 15:45 IST