ZAGREB, July 20 (Hina) – Prime Minister-designate Andrej Plenković on Monday announced the names of ministers in his new, 18-member Cabinet.
Addressing a press conference after a meeting of the leadership of his Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party, Plenković said: “We have received absolute support at the party meeting. The government programme is being finalised and will be presented soon. We have downsized the number of ministries, and four of our colleagues from the previous Cabinet are going to Parliament.”
The programme is expected to be presented to the parliament on Thursday.
Tomo Medved will continue as the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs, Davor Božinović remains the Minister of the Interior and Zdravko Marić stays in charge of the Ministry of Finance.
Nikolina Brnjac will be the Minister of Tourism and Sport, Nataša Tramisak will be in charge of Regional Development and European Funds, while Radovan Fuchs will be the Minister of Science and Education.
Tomislav Ćorić will be the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Darko Horvat will be responsible for Construction, Physical Planning and State Assets, Mario Banozić will serve as the Minister of Defence, Ivan Malenica will be the Minister of Public Administration and Justice, while Josip Aladrović will head the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy.
Nina Koržinek Obuljen continues as the Minister of Culture and Media, Gordan Grlić Radman remains the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vili Beroš stays in charge of the Ministry of Health, Marija Vucković continues as the Minister of Agriculture, and Oleg Butković as the Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.
The Cabinet will have 18 members and four deputy prime ministers – Tomo Medved, Davor Božinović, Zdravko Marić, and Boris Milošević of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) who will represent the ethnic minorities and will be in charge of human rights.