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Frustration and hope: Slovakia after Kuciak’s murder. OSW Point of View Number 75, July 2019

Debiec, Krysztof and Groszkowski, Jakub (2019) Frustration and hope: Slovakia after Kuciak’s murder. OSW Point of View Number 75, July 2019. UNSPECIFIED.

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    The murders of the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée in February 2018 became the catalyst for the civic outrage that has brought about significant changes on the Slovak political scene. This has mainly affected the long-ruling party Smer- SD and its leader Robert Fico, who resigned as prime minister under public pressure. However, the main opposition forces have benefited from the protests to only a small degree, as large sections of society perceive the opposition leaders as unreliable. New political projects have benefited from the social agitation, primarily the Progressive Slovakia party, co-founded by Zuzana Čaputová who won the presidential election in March on a wave of slogans calling for the repair of the state and the restoration of justice. The outgoing President Andrej Kiska is also forming his own political party with a centrist agenda.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Slovak Republic
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) > Point of View
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 14:47
    Number of Pages: 35
    Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 14:47

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