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Slovakia’s coalition to face no confidence parliament vote

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia’s three-party coalition government will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote next week amid the political turmoil set off by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.

The vote requested by the opposition, set for Monday, could spell the end of the ruling coalition that was created after the 2016 elections.

Formally, it will be a vote about Prime Minister Robert Fico, but if he loses his government collapses.

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The move comes after tens of thousands of Slovaks joined in antigovernment protests to demand a thorough investigation of the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, who were found shot dead Feb. 25 in their house.

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