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Last Week in Slovakia: Biggest public gatherings since 1989 expected on Friday

Slovakia is experiencing a major political crisis, president mentions early elections.

These top three stories from Slovakia are a selection of headlines from a weekly overview in pdf and audio format that subscribers of The Slovak Spectator receive directly in their inboxes every Thursday morning.

Commemorative marches took places around Slovakia and also around the world on Friday. Estimated 20-25 thousand people gathered in the Slovak capital. Brno, Prague, Zurich, Haag, London or Vancouver also commemorated the murder of the Slovak journalist. Another series of marches is planned on Friday, March 9.

President Andrej Kiska sees only two possible solutions of the tense political situation: an extensive and fundamental reconstruction of the government or early elections. PM Robert Fico launched a frontal attack at Kiska in response, accusing him that his speech was obviously not written in Slovakia.

Meanwhile, Czech Senator Ivo Valenta who owns the conspiracy website Parlamentni listy bought the Perex publishing house, publisher of the Pravda daily on Monday through a company called Our Media SR.

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