Slovak President Zuzana Caputova has agreed with the proposed candidates for ministerial positions in the new government; she will appoint a cabinet headed by Robert Fico on Wednesday.
The Smer party won the parliamentary elections on September 30 in Slovakia. Its head, Fico, has already held the post of prime minister three times and stated that he would apply for it this time too. He advocates stopping arms supplies to Kyiv. The politician agreed on a coalition with the SNS and Hlas parties. The SNS party nominated Gulyak for the post of Minister of Environment; Slovak President Zuzana Caputova did not agree with his candidacy; she refused to appoint a new government led by Fico until she received a new candidacy. On Tuesday, the SNS party replaced Gulyak’s candidacy, in order not to delay the process of appointing a new government, Tomas Taraba was proposed for the post of Minister of Environment.
To form a government, the Smer party needed to receive the support of at least 76 deputies out of 150.
By winning the elections, Fico secured 42 seats in parliament for his party. According to the election results, the Social Democratic Party Hlas has 27 seats in parliament, the conservative party SNS has 10 seats. Thus, the coalition of three parties will be represented by 79 members of parliament, which gives Fico the right, together with his coalition partners, to form the government of Slovakia.