Slovak new Interior Minister Tomas Drucker resigned Monday after resisting public demand to sack the chief of police following an investigative journalist’s murder. Tens of thousands of street protesters have repeatedly demanded that national police chief Tibor Gaspar step down over concerns that political connections are preventing a fair investigation into the murder of the journalist probing corruption. “Gaspar polarises society… If I had wanted to oust him, nobody would have prevented me from doing so. I did not find any evidence based on which I should have ousted him,” Drucker told reporters. “I have decided to resign as interior minister and thus create space for another person to deal with this question,” he added. “It has been uncomfortable to decide under pressure. For me personal integrity was more important than my position.” Published in Daily Times, April 17th 2018.