The Summer Archbishop's Palace is the seat of the Government.

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 the majority party or a majority coalition after an election to the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The Cabinet appointed by the president on the prime minister's recommendation must gain a vote of confidence in the National Council.

Role and powers of the Government

As the chief formulator of the nation's public policy under the Slovak Constitution, the Government has the authority to make major policies on the national economy and social security.[1] It is responsible for meeting the Government program 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 the power given to it by law. One of the government's duties is formulating and managing the nation's foreign policy.[1] 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.[1]


The Cabinet is made up of the Prime Minister, who presides over Deputies and Government Ministers. The President of the Slovak Republic appoints the Cabinet on the Prime Minister's recommendation. The members of the Cabinet are responsible to the National Council (the Slovak parliament) for policy and administration.

Current cabinet

Main article: Fico's Fourth Cabinet

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Government's Office
Prime Minister25 October 2023Incumbent SMER–SD
Ministry of Defence
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence25 October 2023Incumbent SMER–SD
Ministry of Economy
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy25 October 2023Incumbent HLAS–SD
Ministry of Environment
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment25 October 2023Incumbent SNS
Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister for the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and Utilization of Eurofunds
Peter Kmec
25 October 2023Incumbent HLAS–SD
Ministry of Finance
Minister of Finance25 October 2023Incumbent SMER–SD
Ministry of Transport and Construction
Minister of Transport and Construction25 October 2023Incumbent SMER–SD
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister of Agriculture25 October 2023Incumbent SMER–SD
Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization
Minister of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization25 October 2023Incumbent HLAS–SD
Ministry of Interior
Minister of Interior25 October 2023Incumbent HLAS–SD
Ministry of Justice
Minister of Justice25 October 2023Incumbent SMER–SD
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Foreign Minister25 October 2023Incumbent SMER–SD
Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family25 October 2023Incumbent HLAS–SD
Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Minister of Education, Science and Research25 October 2023Incumbent HLAS–SD
Ministry of Culture
Minister of Culture25 October 2023Incumbent SNS
Ministry of Health
Minister of Health25 October 2023Incumbent HLAS–SD
Ministry of Tourism and Sport
Minister of Tourism and Sport1 February 2024Incumbent SNS


  1. ^ a b Independent, ran on the party ticket of and nominated by SNS.
  2. ^ Independent nominated by SMER-SD.


  1. ^ a b c "Government of the Slovak Republic".