March 14, 2018 / 6:21 PM / 10 months ago

Slovak PM Fico offers to resign to ease political crisis

BRATISLAVA, March 14 (Reuters) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday he was ready to resign and nominate a successor if the country’s president agreed to give his Smer party the right to choose the government’s next leader.

Fico has been fighting to keep his three-party government intact after coming under pressure to call a snap election amid a political crisis sparked by the murder of a Slovak journalist in late February. (Reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova, writing by Jason Hovet; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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