President Andrej Kiska has appointed Peter Pellegrini as the new Prime Minister thus putting an end to the political chaos which was triggered by a double murder of a journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée at his apartment. The incident had sparked widespread protests and outrage. Taking cognizance of the situation, former PM Robert Fico chose to resign as a sign of taking ownership.
The murder led to the biggest demonstrations ever seen on Slovak soils in its 30-year-old democracy. The popular demand of the protestors was a fair probe into the murder of Jan Kuciak who was actively involved in the investigations of graft cases against the richest businessmen who were known to have high-level political links.
The Deputy PM Pellegrini was picked up for the top job by the ruling Smer party to keep the government from collapsing half-way through its term. Tomas Drucker has been selected to head the Interior Ministry of the country. Drucker is expected to appoint someone to carry out a fair investigation into the murder. The people are of the view that a fair investigation is not possible till Smer party stays in power.