Government of Slovakia

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The Government of the Slovak Republic (Slovak: Vláda Slovenskej republiky) exercises executive authority in Slovakia. 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[edit]

The Summer Archbishop's Palace is the seat 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.[1] 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 issuing 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.[1] 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.[1]

Cabinet[edit]

The Cabinet is made up of the Prime Minister, presiding over 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).

Current Cabinet[edit]

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Igor Matovič, the current prime minister Eduard Heger has been serving with his government, since 1 April 2021.[2]

Position Name Party Took office Left office
Prime Minister Eduard Heger OĽaNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
First Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Economy Richard Sulík SaS 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Igor Matovič OĽaNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister for Legislation and Strategic Planning Štefan Holý SR 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments and Regional Development Veronika Remišová 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Interior Roman Mikulec OĽaNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský Independent (OĽaNO) 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Defence Jaroslav Naď OĽaNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Justice Mária Kolíková 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Ivan Korčok Independent (SaS) 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Branislav Gröhling SaS 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family Milan Krajniak SR 9 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Transport and Construction Andrej Doležal Independent (SR) 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Culture Natália Milanová OĽaNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ján Mičovský OĽaNO 1 April 2021 8 June 2021
Samuel Vlčan Independent (OĽaNO) 8 June 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Environment Ján Budaj OĽaNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Government of the Slovak Republic". gov.sk.
  2. ^ "President appointed the cabinet of Eduard Heger, called for empathy". The Slovakia Spectator. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.

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