Slovak President Zuzana Caputova appoints Eduard Heger as new prime minister

Slovakia’s Finance Minister Eduard Heger gives a statement next to Former Slovakia’s Prime Minister Igor Matovic (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Slovak President Zuzana Caputova appointed Eduard Heger as the new prime minister on Thursday, ending a month-long political crisis.

Heger takes over from his party chairman Igor Matovic, who in turn takes Heger’s former seat at the finance ministry. The swap is aimed at quelling coalition disputes sparked by Matovic’s surprise purchase of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V in March.

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