Government of Slovakia
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It is led by the Prime Minister of Slovakia, who is nominated by the President of Slovakia, and is usually the leader of majority party or of majority coalition after an election to the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The Cabinet appointed by the president on recommendation of the prime minister must gain a vote of confidence in the National Council.
Role and powers of the Government
As the chief formulator of the nation's public policy under the Slovak Constitution, the Government has the authority to make major policy on the matters of national economy and social security. Acting in the best interests of the nation, it is responsible for meeting the Government programme objectives within the scope of the adopted national budget. The main functions of the Government also include making proposals on the state budget, preparing the annual closing balance sheet, and issue government regulations and decrees under power given to it by law. One of the Government's duties is the formulation and management of the nation's foreign policy. It submits draft Bills to the National Council (the Slovak parliament), which are frequently preceded by nationwide discussions and consultations with the relevant organizations. As established by law, the Government can discuss in its proceedings a confidence vote motion, cases of pardoning criminal offenders, and appointment or removal from office of senior civil servants.
The Cabinet is made up of the Prime Minister, presiding over it, his or her Deputies and Government Ministers. The Cabinet is appointed by the President of the Slovak Republic on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. For its policy and administration the members of the Cabinet are responsible to the National Council (the Slovak parliament).
Cabinet of Slovakia
|Office||Name||Political party||Assumed office||Left office|
|Prime Minister||Robert Fico||Smer–SD||23 March 2016|
|Deputy Prime Minister for Investment||Peter Pellegrini||Smer–SD||23 March 2016|
|Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Interior
|Robert Kaliňák||Smer–SD||23 March 2016|
|Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Justice
|Lucia Žitňanská||Most–Híd||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Finance||Peter Kažimír||Smer–SD||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Miroslav Lajčák||Independent(SD)||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Economy||Peter Žiga||Smer–SD||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development||Roman Brecely
|23 March 2016
|30 August 2016
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Gabriela Matečná||Independent(SNS)||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Defence||Peter Gajdoš||Independent(SNS)||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family||Ján Richter||Smer–SD||23 March 2016|
|Minister of the Environment||László Solymos||Most–Híd||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport||Peter Plavčan||Independent(SNS)||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Culture||Marek Maďarič||Smer–SD||23 March 2016|
|Minister of Health||Tomáš Drucker||Independent(SD)||23 March 2016|
- "Government of the Slovak Republic". gov.sk.
- "New government meets for first time, appoints state secretaries". The Slovak Spectator. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Meet Slovakia's new cabinet". The Slovak Spectator. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
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