Slovak prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Slovakia's caretaker Prime Minister Eduard Heger announced his resignation, local media reported on Sunday. Heger, who was leading an interim government after his own four-party coalition collapsed in December last year, submitted his resignation to President Zuzana Caputova. "I have asked the president to revoke my mandate," said Heger, who is known for his strong support for Ukraine against Russia in ongoing war. Heger said he will leave it to the president to try to bring Slovakia to free and democratic elections with an interim government. Earlier this week, Heger's Agriculture Minister Samuel Vlcan decided to step down, a move followed by Foreign Minister Rastislav Kacer's resignation. Meanwhile, Caputova reportedly confirmed that a technical government will be appointed on May 15. The head of the Cabinet, which will serve until the snap election in September, will be Ludovit Odor, the deputy head of National Bank of Slovakia.

Source: Anadolu Agency