Cabinet of Miro Cerar

Cerar cabinet

12th cabinet of Slovenia
Date formed 18 September 2014
People and organisations
Head of government Miro Cerar
Head of state Borut Pahor
Member party Modern Centre Party (SMC)
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS)
Social Democrats (SD)
Election(s) 2014 Election
Predecessor Bratušek cabinet
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The Cabinet of Prime Minister Miro Cerar was announced on 18 September 2014. It is the 12th cabinet of Slovenia, third in the last four years. It has been formed following the Slovenian parliamentary election, 2014 won by the centre-left Party of Miro Cerar. With 51 years Cerar was the second oldest Slovenian prime minister since Slovenian independence, following Andrej Bajuk with 56 years. The cabinet had on the day of inauguration the highest number of women ministers representatives, as there were seven women minsters out of sixteen ministers in total. Cerar's cabinet is the highest educated cabinet to date, with six members with doctorate.

After the resignation of the Cabinet of Alenka Bratušek, the president Borut Pahor determined that the new elections are goint to take place on 13 July 2014. With 34,49% Cerar won by the highest percentage on any parliamentary elections since the independence. The new mandatary decided not to cooperate with Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), as their leader Janez Janša was sentenced to two years imprisonment.[1] On 28 July 2014 Cerar sent an outline of the coalition agreement to all other parties that attended the coalition talks. The first to agree was the president of Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia Karel Erjavec, with whoom Cerar gathered the necessary 45+ seats in the parliament. The next and also the last to join the coalition was Dejan Židan with his Social Democrats party.[2] The Coalition agreement was signed on 3 September 2014.

Cabinet members came from three parties of the new coalition:

Changes from the preceding cabinet

The number of ministries rose to 16, up from 13 in the preceding Cabinet of Alenka Bratušek. Anja Kopač Mrak, Gorazd Žmavc, Dejan Židan and Karel Erjavec have retained their position.

List of ministers and portfolios


Current composition

Minister Party Portfolio Period
Miro Cerar SMC Prime Minister 18 September 2014 
Karl Erjavec DeSUS Vice president
Minister of Foreign Affairs
18 September 2014 
Dejan Židan SD Vice president
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
18 September 2014 
Boris Koprivnikar SMC Vice president
Minister of Public Administration
18 September 2014 
Dušan Mramor Independent Minister of Finance 18 September 2014 
Vesna Györkös Žnidar SMC Minister of Interior 18 September 2014 
Andreja Katič SD Minister of Defence 13 May 2015 
Zdravko Počivalšek SMC Minister of Economic Development and Technology 4 December 2014 
Goran Klemenčič SMC Minister of Justice 18 September 2014 
Anja Kopač Mrak SD Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 18 September 2014 
Milojka Kolar Celarc SMC Minister of Health 18 September 2014 
Tone Peršak DeSUS Minister of Culture 20 May 2016 
Maja Makovec Brenčič SMC Minister of Education, Science and Sport 13 May 2015 
Peter Gašperšič SMC Minister of Infrastructure 18 September 2014 
Irena Majcen DeSUS Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning 18 September 2014 
Alenka Smerkolj SMC Minister without Portfolio responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion 19 November 2014 
Gorazd Žmavc DeSUS Minister without portfolio for Slovenian diaspora 18 September 2014 
Source: Vlada Republike Slovenije

Former members

Minister Party Portfolio Period
Jožef Petrovič SMC Minister of Economic Development and Technology 18 September 2014 – 4 December 2014
Violeta Bulc SMC Minister without Portfolio responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion 18 September 2014 – 19 November 2014
Stanka Setnikar Cankar SMC Minister of Education, Science and Sport 18 September 2014 –6 March 2015
Janko Veber SD Minister of Defence 18 September 2014 –13 May 2015
Klavdija Markež SMC Minister of Education, Science and Sport 27 March 2015 –1 April 2015
Julijana Bizjak Mlakar DeSUS Minister of Culture 18 September 2014 –25 April 2016 Source: Vlada Republike Slovenije

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