Slovak President Zucana Chaptova appointed Edward Haig as the new prime minister this morning, ending a month-long political crisis.
Haig will take over the government post of his predecessor, Igor Matovic, and Igor Matovic will take over as Haig’s former finance minister.
The purpose of the replacement of weapons is to alleviate alliance disputes related to Matovic’s sudden purchase of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine without consulting alliance partners. Matovic resigned on Tuesday, and all four parties in the ruling coalition agreed to support a new cabinet led by Heger. Matovic agreed to exchange responsibilities with Heger. Both are members of OLANO, the coalition’s most powerful party.
Slovakia was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and a government crisis broke out on March 1, when Matovic ordered Sputnik V without the knowledge of his coalition partners. The country has received 200,000 doses of the vaccine, but the vaccine has not yet been administered until the shipment is tested.
Hungary is the first country in the European Union to approve the vaccination of artificial satellites, but it has not yet been approved by the European Medicines Agency.