Pavol Hrivnák

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Pavol or Pavel Hrivnák (9 October 1931 – 3 February 1995) was a Slovak politician who served as prime minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic from June to December 1989.[1]

Pavol Hrivnák
Prime Minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic
In office
22 June 1989 – 8 December 1989
PresidentGustáv Husák
Preceded byIvan Knotek
Succeeded byMilan Čič
Personal details
Born(1931-10-09)9 October 1931
Malý Čepčín
Died3 February 1995(1995-02-03) (aged 63)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Political partySlovak Communist Party
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia


Hrivnák was born in Malý Čepčín on 9 October 1931.[2][3] He was a member of the Slovak Communist Party and the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.[3] He was named member of the Slovak Communist Party Politburo in May 1971 and became Politburo member of the Czech Communist Party in December 1986.[3]

On 12 October 1988, he was named first deputy minister in the federal government led by Ladislav Adamec.[4][5] Hrivnák was appointed prime minister of Slovakia on 22 June 1989, replacing Ivan Knotek in the post.[6] His tenure lasted very brief and on 8 December 1989, Hrivnák and his cabinet resigned.[7][8] The chairmanship of the Slovak National Council (SNR) accepted the resignation.[9] Then Milan Čič was asked to form a new cabinet.[7]

Hrivnák died on 3 February 1995 in Bratislava and was buried in the National Cemetery.[2]

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  1. ^ Vojtech Mastny; Malcolm Byrne (2005). A Cardboard Castle? An Inside History of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991. Budapest: Central European University Press. p. 687. Retrieved 31 August 2013. – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Graves". National Cemetery. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Directory of Czechoslovak Officials". Directorate of Intelligence. July 1988. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  4. ^ "The Democratic Revolution in Czechoslovakia" (Briefing Book). The National Security Archive. Prague. October 1999. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Ministers in Czechoslovakia's Government With AM". Associated Press. 12 October 1988. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Slovakia". Rulers. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b "New order may be in place by Sunday". Ocala Star-Banner. 9 December 1989. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Czechs Move to Put Communists in Minority Role for First Time". Los Angeles Times. Prague. AP. 10 December 1989. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Political events". Vlada Ceske Republiky. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Knotek
Prime Minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic
Succeeded by
Milan Čič