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SLOVAKIA

Slovakia's highest legislative body is the 150-seat unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic. Delegates are elected for 4-year terms on the basis of proportional representation. The president serves as commander in chief of the armed forces, appoints ministers, grants pardons, and has the right to dissolve Parliament under certain circumstances. The president also signs laws and has the right to return legislation to Parliament, but Parliament can override this veto with a simple majority vote.

The country's highest court of appeals is the Supreme Court, elected by and responsible to the National Council. The 10 members of the Constitutional Court, who rule on constitutional issues, are appointed by the president from a choice of candidates nominated by Parliament.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Schuster, Rudolf
Prime Minister Dzurinda, Mikulas
Dep. Prime Min. Csaky, Pal
Min. of Agriculture Simon, Zsolt
Min. of Construction & Regional Development Gyurovsky, Laszlo
Min. of Culture Chmel, Rudolf
Min. of Defense Simko, Ivan
Min. of Economy Nemcsics, Robert
Min. of Education Fronc, Martin
Min. of Environment Miklos, Laszlo
Min. of Finance Miklos, Ivan
Min. of Foreign Affairs Kukan, Eduard
Min. of Health Zajac, Rudolf
Min. of Interior Palko, Vladimir
Min. of Justice Lipsic, Daniel
Min. of Labor, Social Affairs, & Family Kanik, Ludovit
Min. of Transportation Prokopovic, Pavol
Governor, Central Bank of Slovakia Jusko, Marian
Ambassador to NATO  
Ambassador to the US Butora, Martin
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Tomka, Peter