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.
10th cabinet of Slovakia
Peter Pellegrini in 2015
|Date formed||22 March 2018|
|Date dissolved||21 March 2020|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Andrej Kiska|
|Head of government||Peter Pellegrini|
|No. of ministers||15|
|Member parties||Direction – Social Democracy|
Slovak National Party
|Status in legislature||Coalition government|
|Opposition parties||Freedom and Solidarity|
Kotleba – People's Party Our Slovakia
We Are Family
|Outgoing election||2016 Slovak parliamentary election|
|Predecessor||Fico's Third 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. It was replaced by the Cabinet of Igor Matovič after the 2020 parliamentary election.
Breakdown by party nominationEdit
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. 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. 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. 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 and László Sólymos on 28 January 2020.
Cabinet of Slovakia
|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||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|
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