Cabinet of Andrej Plenković II

The Fifteenth Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Petnaesta Vlada Republike Hrvatske) is the current Croatian Government cabinet formed on 23 July 2020, following the 2020 election. It is led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.[1]

Second Plenković cabinet
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15th Cabinet of the Republic of Croatia
2020–present
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Date formed23 July 2020 (2020-07-23)
People and organisations
Head of stateZoran Milanović
Head of governmentAndrej Plenković
Deputy head of governmentTomo Medved
Davor Božinović
Zdravko Marić(2020–2022)
Oleg Butković(2022–)
Boris Milošević (2020–2022)
Anja Šimpraga (2022–)
No. of ministers16
Ministers removed20
Total no. of members18
Member partiesCroatian Democratic Union
Independent Democratic Serb Party
with support from HSLS, HDS, HDSSB, HNS, Reformists, Democratic Union of Hungarians, Kali Sara, Union of Albanians, Independents (since 2020) and HSU (since 2021)
Status in legislatureMinority government
Opposition partySocial Democratic Party
Opposition leaderPeđa Grbin
History
Election(s)2020 election
Legislature term(s)2020–2024
PredecessorCabinet of Andrej Plenković I

Motions of confidenceEdit

Vote on the confirmation of the 15th Government of the Republic of Croatia
Ballot 23 July 2020
Absentees
16 / 151
Required majority 76 Yes votes out of 151 votes
(Absolute majority of the total number of Members of Parliament)
Yes
76 / 151
 Y
No
59 / 151
Abstentions
0 / 151
Sources:[2]

Party breakdownEdit

Party breakdown of cabinet ministers:

15
2
1

List of MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković 23 July 2020 HDZ
Deputy Prime Ministers
Croatian Veterans Tomo Medved 23 July 2020 HDZ
Interior Davor Božinović 23 July 2020 HDZ
Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković 23 July 2020 HDZ
Minister without portfolio
responsibility for Social Affairs and Human and Minority Rights
Anja Šimpraga 29 April 2022 SDSS
Ministers
Agriculture Marija Vučković 23 July 2020 HDZ
Construction, Physical Planning and State Property Ivan Paladina 9 March 2022 Ind.(HDZ)
Culture and Media Nina Obuljen Koržinek 23 July 2020 HDZ
Defence Mario Banožić 23 July 2020 HDZ
Economy and Sustainable Development Davor Filipović 29 April 2022 HDZ
Finance Marko Primorac 15 July 2022 Ind.(HDZ)
Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlić-Radman 23 July 2020 HDZ
Health Vili Beroš 23 July 2020 HDZ
Justice and Public Administration Ivan Malenica 24 July 2020 HDZ
Labour and Pension System, Family and Social Policy Marin Piletić 29 April 2022 HDZ
Regional Development and EU funds Nataša Tramišak 23 July 2020 HDZ
Science and Education Radovan Fuchs 23 July 2020 HDZ
Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac 23 July 2020 HDZ

Source:[3]

Status in the SaborEdit

The cabinet is a two-party minority government composed of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS). Together these parties have a delegation made up of 64 Members of Parliament (out of 151 in total) and are thus short of an overall majority of 76 MPs by 12 seats. The government thus relies on outside parliamentary support from other parties and individual MPs to achieve such a majority. This support is provided by the HDZ's pre-electoral coalition partners - HSLS, HDS, HDSSB and independent MP Marijana Petir, as well as by MPs from several smaller parties - HNS-LD, NS-R, the Democratic Union of Hungarians, Kali Sara and the Union of Albanians, and finally by two independents representing national minorities - Furio Radin and Vladimir Bilek.[4] In June 2021 the government's majority was increased to from 76 to 77 seats, when prime minister Plenković reached a mutual cooperation agreement with Silvano Hrelja's HSU.[5]

Parliamentary seats held by parties in the cabinet (23 July 2020):

61 3 87
HDZ SDSS Non-cabinet parties and independent lists

Parliamentary seats held by parties supporting the government (23 July 2020):

64 5 5 1 1 75
HDZ
SDSS
HSLS
HDS
HDSSB
1 Ind.
DZMH
KS
UARH
2 Ind.
HNS R Opposition

Former membersEdit

Minister Party Portfolio Period Days in office Source
Darko Horvat HDZ Construction, Physical Planning and State Property 23 July 2020 – 19 February 2022 576 [6]
Tomislav Ćorić HDZ Economy and Sustainable Development 23 July 2020 – 29 April 2022 645 [7]
Josip Aladrović HDZ Labour and Pension System, Family and Social Policy 23 July 2020 – 29 April 2022 645 [7]
Boris Milošević SDSS Minister without portfolio
responsibility for Social Affairs and Human and Minority Rights
23 July 2020 – 29 April 2022 645 [7]
Zdravko Marić Ind.(HDZ) Finance 23 July 2020 – 15 July 2022 722 [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nakon cjelodnevne rasprave konačno glasanje: 76 zastupnika dalo povjerenje novoj Vladi Andreja Plenkovića". rtl.hr. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Hrvatska dobila novu vladu". 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Vlada Republike Hrvatske - Članovi Vlade". vlada.gov.hr. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Jutarnji list - Andrej Plenković dobio podršku većine zastupnika: 76 ih je bilo za, a 59 protiv". 23 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Slobodna Dalmacija - Plenković: S Hreljom smo dogovorili suradnju koja će trajati cijeli mandat; Grbin: 'Žetončići' se sada mogu zvati i 'hreljtončići'". 18 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Darko Horvat smijenjen i odlazi u Remetinec: Određen mu je jednomjesečni istražni zatvor" [Darko Horvat dismissed and goes to Remetinec: He was sentenced to one month in prison]. Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 19 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  7. ^ a b c "Odabrao Plenković, Jandroković pomiješao prezimena, novi ministar već zazvao pomoć s nebesa" [Chosen by Plenković, Jandroković mixed up surnames, the new minister has already called for help from heaven]. Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 29 April 2022. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Zdravko Marić odlazi iz Vlade! "Možda ćemo naknadno saznati razlog odlaska"" [Zdravko Marić is leaving the Government! "Perhaps we will find out the reason for leaving later"]. N1 (in Croatian). 6 July 2022. Retrieved 15 July 2022.