Government of the Czech Republic

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Government of the Czech Republic
Vláda České republiky
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Overview
Established1 January 1993 (1993-01-01)
StateCzech Republic
LeaderPrime Minister
Appointed byPresidential nomination with Chamber of Deputies confirmation
Responsible toChamber of Deputies
HeadquartersStraka Academy
Prague
Websitehttp://www.vlada.cz/en

The Government of the Czech Republic (Czech: Vláda České republiky) exercises executive power in the Czech Republic. The members of the government are the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (Chairman of the Government), the deputy ministers and other ministers. It has its legal basis in the Constitution of the Czech Republic.

Overview[edit]

The government is led by the Prime Minister, who selects all the remaining ministers. Government of the Czech Republic is responsible to the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic.

The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of the Czech Republic. The current Prime Minister is Andrej Babiš.

Straka Academy, Seat of the Government of the Czech Republic.
Cabinet room of the Government in Straka Academy.
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Current Cabinet[edit]

The current government, sworn in on June 27, 2018 is the 15th since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993. It has 17 members and a prime minister. The cabinet consists of the following members:[1]

 
Cabinet of the Czech Republic
Office Name Political party
Chairman of the Government Andrej Babiš ANO
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček ČSSD
Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček ČSSD
Finance Minister Alena Schillerová nominated by ANO
Minister of Defense Lubomír Metnar nominated by ANO
Minister of Justice Jan Kněžínek nominated by ANO
Minister of Industry and Trade Marta Nováková nominated by ANO
Minister for Regional Development Klára Dostálová nominated by ANO
Ministry of Health Adam Vojtěch nominated by ANO
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Petr Krčál ČSSD
Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Robert Plaga nominated by ANO
Minister of Transport Dan Ťok nominated by ANO
Minister of the Environment Richard Brabec ANO
Minister of Culture Antonín Staněk ČSSD
Minister of Agriculture Miroslav Toman nominated by ČSSD

Advisory and Working Bodies of the Government[edit]

Councils[edit]

  • National Security Council
  • Government Legislative Council
  • Inter-ministerial Commission for Roma Community Affairs
  • Government Council for Human Rights
  • Government Council for National Minorities
  • Research and Development Council
  • Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination
  • Government Dislocation Commission
  • Government Board for People with Disabilities
  • Government Commissioner for Human Rights
  • The Government Council for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
  • Committee for EU
  • Independent Panel on the Assessment of the Czech Republic's Long-Term Energy Requirements

Bodies not provided for by the Government Office[edit]

  • Government Council for Sustainable Development
  • The Czech Government Council for Health Care and Environment
  • The Government Council for Safety, Hygiene and Health at Work
  • Government Council for Seniors and Population Ageing
  • Czech Republic Government Council for Road Safety
  • National Co-ordination Group for Digital Broadcasting in the CR
  • The Czech Commission for UNESCO
  • The Central Flood Commission
  • The Czech Republics' Council for Quality (in Czech only)
  • Government Council for the Revitalization of Areas Affected by Flooding
  • Commission on the Management of Occurrences of Infectious Diseases in the Czech Republic
  • Government Council for the Information Society
  • Commission for the Reconciliation of Relations between the State and Churches and Religious Societies
  • Czech Republic Government Council - Investment Council

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