Slovak Culture Minister Resigns after Journalist Murder

Slovak Culture Minister Marek Madaric resigned today after the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak.

Madaric, who is a member of the Smer-Social Democracy Party, told Prime Minister Robert Fico that this is his personal decision.

“As the culture minister, I am not able to cope with the fact that a journalist was killed during my time in office,” said Madaric at a press conference.

Journalist Jan Kuciak and his friend Martina Kusnirova were found shot dead in their home on Sunday.