Bratislava, April 26 (TASR) – Denisa Sakova (Smer-SD) has become the new interior minister, with President Andrej Kiska appointing her in the post on Thursday.
The new minister was nominated for the post by the governing Smer-SD party, which has the Interior Ministry based on the coalition agreement. The interior minister post was freed after Tomas Drucker (a Smer-SD nominee) resigned. He stepped down when he decided not to oust Police Corps President Tibor Gaspar.
Prior to Sakova’s appointment, Kiska stated that he isn’t happy about her nomination, as Sakova is a former aide of erstwhile interior minister Robert Kalinak. Kiska added that he doesn’t have the necessary powers to block her appointment, however. Kiska views this nomination as a wasted opportunity. The Opposition also does not like Sakova’s nomination. Meanwhile, representatives of the governing coalition say it’s necessary to give her a chance. Smer-SD labels Sakova a professional who has been serving at the Interior Ministry for a long time and, therefore, she should manage the post.