March 14, 2018 / 6:29 PM / 5 months ago

Slovak PM Fico offers to resign to ease political crisis

BRATISLAVA (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.

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico reacts after a meeting of Slovakia’s three top officials at the Bratislava castle, Bratislava, Slovakia March 9, 2018. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo

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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