Slovaks vote in election haunted by journalist’s murder

A woman walks past election posters of leader of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party, Igor Matovic (left), and leader of PS/Together party, Michal Truban, in Bratislava, Slovakia. – EPA pic, February 29, 2020.

SLOVAKS voted in a general election today with the governing populists fighting for survival amid outrage over the 2018 gangland-style murder of a journalist whose stories exposed high-level corruption plaguing the eurozone country.

Allegedly a hit ordered by a businessman with connections to politicians, the killing of Jan Kuciak, which also took the life of his fiancée Martina Kusnirova, has become a lightning rod for public outrage at graft in public life.

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