Cabinet of Peter Pellegrini

Pellegrini's Cabinet is the former government of Slovakia, headed by prime minister Peter Pellegrini. It was formed on 22 March 2018, after the Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned, as a result of the popular protests following the murder of Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. According to the Slovak Constitution, if the Prime Minister resigns, the entire government resigns as well. Nevertheless, the composition of the government was to a large extent the same as the previous government. All members of the Smer-SD, SNS and Most-Híd parties supported the re-constructed government.

Pellegrini's Cabinet

10th Cabinet of Slovakia
Pellegrini in 2019
Date formed22 March 2018 (2018-03-22)
Date dissolved21 March 2020 (2020-03-21)
People and organisations
Head of stateAndrej Kiska
Zuzana Čaputová
Head of governmentPeter Pellegrini
No. of ministers15
Member parties
Status in legislature
Opposition parties
Opposition leaderRichard Sulík
Outgoing election2016 Slovak parliamentary election
PredecessorFico's Third Cabinet
SuccessorMatovič's Cabinet

The cabinet was approved by the National Council on 26 March 2018 with an 81-61 vote, while protests erupted in the streets of Bratislava.[1] It was replaced by the Cabinet of Igor Matovič after the 2020 parliamentary election.

Breakdown by party nomination edit


Composition edit

There are several changes compared to the previous government, that came up from the last elections. Besides a few ministers who were replaced, the make-up of the Deputy Prime Ministers also changed. Peter Pellegrini, who became the Prime Minister, was replaced by Richard Raši, as the Deputy Prime Minister for Investment and Informatization. The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior Robert Kaliňák was replaced for a short time by Tomáš Drucker, who previously served as the Minister of Health. He was replaced by Andrea Kalavská on that position. Drucker, however, resigned only after three weeks in the position. Instead of removing the President of the Police from his office, which the protests demanded, he resigned himself. He stated that he could not feel authentic in a position that polarises the society.[2] Denisa Saková, former Deputy of Interior Minister Kaliňák, was named the Minister after him. Other changes on the Ministerial posts included Lucia Žitňanská, who refused to be a Minister in the re-formed government.[3] She was replaced by Gábor Gál on her post. The last change happened on the post of the Minister of Culture. Marek Maďarič resigned shortly after the protests set about.[4] He was replaced by Ľubica Laššáková. Ministers who also serve as Deputy Prime Ministers also changed. Minister of Finance, Minister of Agriculture and Minister of the Environment replaced those of Interior Ministry and Ministry of Justice. Recently, Andrea Kalavská resigned on 17 December 2019[5] and László Sólymos on 28 January 2020.[6]

  Cabinet of Slovakia[7]
Office Name Political party Assumed office Left office
Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini Smer–SD 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization Richard Raši Smer–SD 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
Peter Kažimír Smer–SD 22 March 2018 11 April 2019
Minister of Finance Peter Pellegrini (acting) Smer–SD 11 April 2019 7 May 2019
Ladislav Kamenický Smer–SD 7 May 2019 21 March 2020
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Gabriela Matečná SNS 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of the Environment
László Sólymos Most–Híd 22 March 2018 28 January 2020
Árpád Érsek Most-Híd 28 January 2020 21 March 2020
Minister of Interior Tomáš Drucker Independent(SD) 22 March 2018 17 April 2018
Denisa Saková Smer–SD 26 April 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Justice Gábor Gál Most–Híd 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajčák Independent(SD) 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Economy Peter Žiga Smer–SD 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development Árpád Érsek Most–Híd 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš [sk] SNS 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family Ján Richter Smer–SD 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Martina Lubyová Independent(SNS) 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Culture Ľubica Laššáková SD 22 March 2018 21 March 2020
Minister of Health Andrea Kalavská Independent(SD) 22 March 2018 17 December 2019
Peter Pellegrini (acting) Smer–SD 17 December 2019 21 March 2020
(SD) Smer–SD nominee
(SNS) Slovak National Party nominee

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Terms of Service Violation". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  2. ^ a.s., Petit Press. "Drucker si nemyslí, že je správne odvolať Gašpara. Podá demisiu (minúta po minúte)".
  3. ^ "Ministerka Žitňanská nebude pokračovať v budúcej vláde".
  4. ^ "Maďarič rezignoval. Končí kvôli vražde novinára Jána Kuciaka".
  5. ^ "Čaputová prijala Kalavskej demisiu, ministerstvo povedie Pellegrini".
  6. ^ "Prezidentka prijala Sólymosovu demisiu, ministerstvo povedie Érsek".
  7. ^ "TOTO je nový premiér a členovia Vlády SR". TASR. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.