Jozef Tiso - the President of the Slovak Republic in 1939 – 1945.

Ivan Gašparovič - the President of the Slovak Republic.

Slovak System of Government

The Slovak Republic is a sovereign, united and democratic state. Its government is divided into three branches:

  • the legislative, represented by the Parliament;
  • the executive, represented by the Government and the President;
  • the judicial, represented by the courts.

The Parliament

  • is officialy called the National Council of the Slovak Republic
  • it consists of 150 members elected every four years
  • is a lawmaking body

The President

  • is elected every five years by the citizens of the Slovak Republic
  • represents the state abroad and concludes foreign treaties (dohody, zmluvy)
  • appoints judges, generals of the army, ambassadors, university professors,...
  • can grant pardon or declare amnesty to a convicted person

The Government

  • is composed of the prime minister, the vice-prime ministers and the ministers
  • the election takes place every four years
  • some of the ministers are: Interior, Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice, Agriculture, Finance, Transport, Labour and Social Affairs, Education, Culture, Health

The judicial power

  • is divided into a system of courts
  • there are the Constitution Court and the Supreme Court and courts at all levels of regional government

The Government of the Slovak Republic has the authority to make major policy on the matters of national economy and social security.

Použitá literatúra:
Chudá, J., Chudý, T.: Topics for English Conversation, Príroda, Bratislava, 2001.