Robert Fico's Third Cabinet was the government of Slovakia, headed by Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Fico's Third Cabinet

9th Cabinet of Slovakia
Fico in 2016
Date formed23 March 2016 (2016-03-23)
Date dissolved22 March 2018 (2018-03-22)
People and organisations
Head of stateAndrej Kiska
Head of governmentRobert Fico
No. of ministers15
Member partiesDirection – Social Democracy
Slovak National Party
Most–Híd
Network
Status in legislatureCoalition government
85 / 150 (57%)
Opposition partiesFreedom and Solidarity
Ordinary People
Kotleba – People's Party Our Slovakia
We Are Family
History
Election(s)2016 Slovak parliamentary election
PredecessorFico's Second Cabinet
SuccessorPellegrini's Cabinet

Background edit

It replaced Fico's Second Cabinet on 23 March 2016 following the 2016 parliamentary election, in which Fico's Direction – Social Democracy party (Slovak: Smer-SD) lost its parliamentary majority, and met for the first time on March 30.[1][2] It consists of 15 members including the prime minister, and was originally composed of four parties: Smer–SD, the Slovak National Party, the Slovak-Hungarian Most–Híd party, and the Network party.[3] Most of the elected MPs of Network party joined Most-Híd shortly after the elections and the party is currently dissolved.

On 15 March 2018, in the wake of the political crisis following the murder of Ján Kuciak, Fico delivered his resignation to President Andrej Kiska. New cabinet led by Peter Pellegrini was appointed on 22 March 2018.

Breakdown by party nomination edit

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Composition edit

After the dissolution of the government on the 22 March 2018, most of the ministers stayed on their positions, and continued in the new cabinet of Pellegrini.

  Cabinet of Slovakia[3]
Office Name Political party Assumed office Left office
Prime Minister Robert Fico
Smer–SD 23 March 2016 15 March 2018
Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization Peter Pellegrini
Smer–SD 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Interior
Robert Kaliňák
Smer–SD 23 March 2016 13 March 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Justice
Lucia Žitňanská
Most–Híd 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Finance Minister Peter Kažimír Smer–SD 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajčák Independent(SD) 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of Economy Peter Žiga Smer–SD 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development Roman Brecely Network 23 March 2016 31 August 2016
Árpád Érsek Most–Híd 31 August 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Gabriela Matečná Independent(SNS) 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš Independent(SNS) 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family Ján Richter Smer–SD 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of the Environment László Sólymos Most–Híd 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Peter Plavčan Independent(SNS) 23 March 2016 31 August 2017
Gabriela Matečná(acting) Independent(SNS) 31 August 2017 13 September 2017
Martina Lubyová Independent(SNS) 13 September 2017 22 March 2018
Minister of Culture Marek Maďarič
Smer–SD 23 March 2016 7 March 2018
Peter Pellegrini(acting) Smer–SD 7 March 2018 22 March 2018
Minister of Health Tomáš Drucker Independent(SD) 23 March 2016 22 March 2018
Notes
(SD) Smer–SD nominee
(SNS) Slovak National Party nominee

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Slovakia's Fico to lead his third government". EurActiv. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  2. ^ "New government meets for first time, appoints state secretaries". The Slovak Spectator. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Meet Slovakia's new cabinet". The Slovak Spectator. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.