Back to square one?

Tomáš Drucker leaves after 25 days as interior minister while Tibor Gašpar stays put.

Drucker (second from right) arrives to the Presidential Palace to hand in his resignation.  Drucker (second from right) arrives to the Presidential Palace to hand in his resignation. (Source: Sme)

As Tomáš Drucker left hospital, in order to give a press briefing announcing to the public that he was stepping down as interior minister after just 25 days in office, his predecessor – who, by contrast, spent almost 10 years in the job – posted a sponsored story on Facebook featuring a family holiday photo, along with a smug comment about how he no longer has to work when he’s with his children.

Let us leave aside the question of why Kaliňák would post a sponsored story apparently intended to cultivate his image as a good husband and father who has been relieved of his never-ending sacrifice on behalf of the public, and can thus finally spend time with his family.

More importantly, why is Drucker stepping down?

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