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The Fourteenth Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Četrnaesta Vlada Republike Hrvatske) is the Croatian Government cabinet currently being led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković. It was formed on 19 October 2016, following the 2016 election.[1]

Plenković cabinet
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14th cabinet of the Republic of Croatia
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Date formed19 October 2016 (2016-10-19)
People and organisations
Head of stateKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Head of governmentAndrej Plenković
Deputy head of governmentTomislav Tolušić
Damir Krstičević
Predrag Štromar
No. of ministers21
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
7
Total no. of ministers28 (including former members)
Member partiesCroatian Democratic Union
Croatian People's Party (since June 2017)
with support from SDSS, HDS, HSLS, HDSSB, BM 365 and NS-R

Former parties:
Bridge of Independent Lists (junior coalition partner until April 2017)
Hrast (providing parliamentary support until April 2018)
Status in legislatureMinority coalition government
Opposition partySocial Democratic Party
Opposition leaderZoran Milanović (2016)
Davor Bernardić (2016–present)
History
Election(s)2016 election
Legislature term(s)2016–2020
PredecessorCabinet of Tihomir Orešković

When naming the members of his own cabinet Plenković chose to retain eight ministers from the then outgoing Orešković cabinet:

  • Zdravko Marić remained Minister of Finance
  • Vlaho Orepić remained Minister of the Interior (until 27 April 2017)
  • Ante Šprlje remained Minister of Justice (until 27 April 2017)
  • Tomislav Tolušić became Minister of Agriculture after serving as Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds under Orešković
  • Lovro Kuščević remained Minister of Construction and Spatial Planning (until 9 June 2017)
  • Slaven Dobrović remained Minister of Environment, while getting the addition of Energy to his ministerial portfolio (until 27 April 2017)
  • Oleg Butković remained Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Tomo Medved remained Minister of Croatian Veterans, which was renamed from the Ministry of Veterans' Affairs in the previous cabinet

The cabinet was originally constituted by a coalition agreement between the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and Bridge of Independent Lists (Most) and was voted into office by the Croatian Parliament on 19 October 2016, being approved by 91 out of 151 Members of Parliament. In April 2017, however, disagreements between HDZ and MOST over the ongoing crisis involving Agrokor and the role of Finance minister Zdravko Marić in possibly being able to avert the crisis led to the collapse of the coalition and Most's four cabinet ministers (Ivan Kovačić, Vlaho Orepić, Slaven Dobrović and Ante Šprlje) being removed from their posts by Prime Minister Plenković. On 9 June 2017 HDZ agreed on a coalition with the centrist Croatian People's Party-Liberal Democrats (HNS), and a cabinet reshuffle took place, with HNS being given two ministries in the cabinet. However, only 5 of HNS' 9 MPs agreed to support the new coalition, leading to a split within the party and the expulsion of the four rebellious MPs from HNS. The new make-up of the cabinet was approved on the same day by a majority of 78 out of 151 Members of the Croatian Parliament.

Following the reshuffle of 9 June 2017, two ministers from the previous make-up were given new portfolios:

  • Lovro Kuščević, previously serving as Minister of Construction and Spatial Planning became Minister of Public Administration
  • Tomislav Ćorić, previously serving as Minister of Labour and Pension System became Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy.

According to a regular monthly survey of political preferences conducted by Ipsos agency in November 2017, 74% of respondents thought Croatia was moving in a wrong direction, while 20% though opposite. The level of pessimism was highest since the approval of Plenković's cabinet a year earlier. According to the same survey, Government's policies were not supported by 62% of respondents, opposite to 29% who thought differently.[2]

Contents

Motions of confidenceEdit

Vote on the confirmation of the 14th Government of the Republic of Croatia
Ballot 19 October 2016
Absentees
12 / 151
Required majority 76 Yes votes out of 151 votes
(Absolute majority of the total number of Members of Parliament)
Yes
91 / 151
 Y
No
45 / 151
Abstentions
3 / 151
Sources:[3]
Vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
Ballot 11 November 2017
Absentees
14 / 151
Required majority 76 Yes votes, Abstentions or Absentees out of 151 votes
(Absolute majority of the total number of Members of Parliament)
Yes
59 / 151
No
78 / 151
 N
Abstentions
0 / 151
Sources:[4]

Party breakdownEdit

Party breakdown of cabinet ministers:

18
2
1

List of MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković 19 October 2016 HDZ
Deputy Prime Ministers
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić 19 June 2017 HDZ
Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolušić 25 May 20181 HDZ
Minister of Defence Damir Krstičević 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of Construction and Spatial Planning Predrag Štromar 9 June 2017 HNS
Ministers
Minister of Public Administration Lovro Kuščević 9 June 2017 HDZ
Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović 9 June 2017 HDZ
Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković 9 June 2017 HDZ
Minister of Finance Zdravko Marić 19 October 2016 Ind.(HDZ)
Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Darko Horvat 25 May 2018 HDZ
Minister of Regional Development and EU funds Gabrijela Žalac 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy Tomislav Ćorić 9 June 2017 HDZ
Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of Labour and Pension System Marko Pavić 9 June 2017 HDZ
Minister of Health Milan Kujundžić 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of Demography, Families, Youth and Social Politics Nada Murganić 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of Croatian Veterans Tomo Medved 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of Science and Education Blaženka Divjak 9 June 2017 Ind.(HNS)
Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Koržinek 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli 19 October 2016 HDZ
Minister of State Property Goran Marić 15 November 2016 HDZ

1 Tomislav Tolušić has been a Minister of Agriculture since 19 October 2016. He serves as a Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy since 25 May 2018.

Former membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pretužni Orešković predao vlast Plenkoviću: "Hrvatska ima sjajnu budućnosti" - Vijesti - Index.hr". index.hr. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  2. ^ http://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/novi-crobarometar-hdz-i-dalje-nezaustavljivo-pada-vladi-ne-vjeruje-gotovo-nitko-zivi-zid-sve-jaci/1009658.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.novilist.hr/novilist_public/Vijesti/Hrvatska/Izglasano-povjerenje-Vladi-Andreja-Plenkovica-U-Banskim-dvorima-obavljena-primopredaja-vlasti
  4. ^ hhttp://www.novilist.hr/Vijesti/Hrvatska/Vlada-prezivjela-glasovanje-o-povjerenju-78-zastupnika-glasalo-protiv-opoziva-59-je-bilo-za
  5. ^ https://vlada.gov.hr/clanovi-vlade/66