PM Pellegrini did not change Kalavská’s mind and she has quit

The health minister will go back to her profession as doctor.

Health Minister Andrea Kalavská attends a governmental meeting on December 4, 2019Health Minister Andrea Kalavská attends a governmental meeting on December 4, 2019 (Source: TASR)

PM Peter Pellegrini failed to persuade Health Minister Andrea Kalavská to change her mind about her resignation.

“I asked her to reconsider her decision and continue serving Slovak patients and health care,” Pellegrini (Smer) said on December 5, as quoted by the TASR newswire. He added that it would be the best decision she could make.

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Nevertheless, Kalavská, who was nominated for the ministerial post by Smer in March 2018, has definitely decided to quit.

Her spokesperson Zuzana Eliášová confirmed the information for TASR on December 9. Kalavská will also inform the Presidential Palace about her decision.

A symbol of failure

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