Government of Slovakia

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The Government of the Slovak Republic (Slovak: Vláda Slovenskej republiky) is the head of the executive branch of state 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

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] 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.[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]


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).

Current Cabinet

Following the Slovak parliamentary election, 2012, the current prime minister, Robert Fico is serving with his government since 4 April 2012.[2]

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Cabinet of Slovakia
Office Name Political party Assumed Office
Prime Minister Robert Fico Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Interior
Robert Kaliňák Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
Peter Kažimír Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Foreign Minister
Miroslav Lajčák Independent 4 April 2012
Minister of Economy Pavol Pavlis Smer-SD 3 July 2014[3]
Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development Ján Počiatek Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ľubomír Jahnátek Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Minister of Defence Martin Glváč Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Minister of Justice Tomáš Borec Independent 4 April 2012
Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family Ján Richter Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Minister of the Environment Peter Žiga Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Peter Pellegrini Smer-SD 3 July 2014[3]
Minister of Culture Marek Maďarič Smer-SD 4 April 2012
Minister of Health Viliam Čislák Smer-SD 6 November 2014[4]


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  2. "First Slovak female PM Iveta Radicova takes power". BBC News. 12 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Petit Press a.s. (4 July 2014). "Kiska appoints new ministers".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Petit Press a.s. (7 November 2014). "President appointed Viliam Čislák as new Health Minister".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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