The Government of the Slovak Republic (Slovak: Vláda Slovenskej republiky) exercises executive authority 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 GovernmentEdit
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. 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 issuing 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. 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.
The Cabinet is made up of the Prime Minister, presiding over 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).
Following the resignation of Prime Minister Igor Matovič, the current prime minister Eduard Heger has been serving with his government, since 1 April 2021. The cabinet fell when losing a no-confidence vote on December 15, 2022.
|Position||Name||Party||Took office||Left office|
|Prime Minister||Eduard Heger||OĽaNO||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Economy||Richard Sulík||SaS||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance||Igor Matovič||OĽaNO||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Deputy Prime Minister for Legislation and Strategic Planning||Štefan Holý||SR||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments and Regional Development||Veronika Remišová||ZĽ||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Interior||Roman Mikulec||OĽaNO||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Health||Vladimír Lengvarský||Independent for OĽaNO||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Defence||Jaroslav Naď||OĽaNO||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Justice||Mária Kolíková||Independent for SaS[a]||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Foreign and European Affairs||Ivan Korčok||Independent for SaS||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport||Branislav Gröhling||SaS||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family||Milan Krajniak||SR||9 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Transport and Construction||Andrej Doležal||Independent for SR||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Culture||Natália Milanová||OĽaNO||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Ján Mičovský||OĽaNO||1 April 2021||8 June 2021|
|Samuel Vlčan||Independent for OĽaNO||8 June 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Environment||Ján Budaj||OĽaNO||1 April 2021||Incumbent|
- Kolíková was originally nominated by ZĽ upon the formation of the government. After leaving the party on 8 September 2021 along with six supporting MPs and other former ZĽ affiliates, she founded a platform called For Just Slovakia. With the six supporting MPs having joined the SaS parliamentary caucus, she is serving as SaS nominee without party membership.
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- "President appointed the cabinet of Eduard Heger, called for empathy". The Slovakia Spectator. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Slovak coalition government collapses after losing no-confidence vote in parliament
- "Kolíkovej krídlo ide do SaS. Matovič hovorí o povalení vlády, Remišovej sa uľavilo". 8 September 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2021.