Cabinet of Mariano Melgarejo

The Melgarejo Cabinet constituted the 30th cabinet of the Republic of Bolivia.[b] It was formed on 19 June 1867 after Mariano Melgarejo was installed as the 15th president of Bolivia following the coup d'état, succeeding the Achá Cabinet. It was dissolved on 15 January 1871 upon Melgarejo's overthrow in another coup d'état and was succeeded by the Cabinet of Agustín Morales.[1]

Cabinet of Mariano Melgarejo
Melgarejo Cabinet
Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg
30th Cabinet of the Republic of Bolivia[a]
1867–1871
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Date formed19 June 1867
Date dissolved15 January 1871
(3 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
People and organisations
PresidentMariano Melgarejo
Chief of the CabinetMariano Donato Muñoz
No. of ministers5
Total no. of members9 (incl. former members)
History
Election(s)1868 general election
PredecessorCabinet of José María de Achá
SuccessorCabinet of Agustín Morales

CompositionEdit

Portfolio Minister Party Prof. Took office Left office Term Ref.
President Mariano Melgarejo Mil. Mil. 28 December 1864 15 August 1870 2,209 [2]
15 August 1870 15 January 1871 [3]
Chief of the Cabinet Mariano Donato Muñoz Ind. Law. 19 June 1867 15 January 1871 1,306 [4][5]
Secretary General[c] Mariano Donato Muñoz Ind. Law. 29 December 1861 19 June 1867 3,304 [6][5]
Minister of Government,
Justice, and Foreign Affairs
19 June 1867 16 February 1869 [4][d]
Minister of Government
and Foreign Affairs
16 February 1869 15 January 1871 [7]
Minister of War Juan Sánchez Mil. Mil. 29 December 1861 24 April 1865 1,212 [6][e]
Pedro Olañeta Mil. Mil. 24 April 1865 24 August 1867 852 [8][e]
Nicolás Rojas Mil. Mil. 24 August 1867 22 December 1868 486 [9][f]
Gonzalo Lanza Mil. Mil. 22 December 1868 11 July 1869 201 [10]
Nicolás Rojas Mil. Mil. 11 July 1869 9 October 1869 90 [11][f]
Gonzalo Lanza Mil. Mil. 9 October 1869 15 January 1871 463 [12]
Minister of Finance Aniceto Vergara Ind. Law. 19 June 1867 24 August 1867 66 [4][g]
Manuel de la Lastra Ind. Law. 24 August 1867 15 January 1871 1,240 [9]
Minister of Public Instruction
and Worship
Ánjel Remijio Revollo Ind. Law. 19 June 1867 25 August 1868 433 [4]
Mariano Donato Muñoz[h] Ind. Law. 25 August 1868 18 September 1868 24 [13][5]
Manuel José Ribera Ind. Law. 18 September 1868 16 February 1869 849 [14]
Minister of Public Instruction
and Justice
16 February 1869 15 January 1871 [7]
Minister of Industry
and Worship
Mariano Montero Ind. 16 February 1869 15 January 1871 698 [15]

HistoryEdit

 
Melgarejo (center) with Prime Minister Muñoz (far-right) and other members of his ministerial cabinet.

Upon his assumption to office, Melgarejo charged all ministerial portfolios to Mariano Donato Muñoz as secretary general pending the formation of a proper ministerial cabinet.[6] A full council of ministers was appointed on 19 June 1867, two and a half years later, composed of four ministers. In addition to the four ministries, Muñoz was appointed to the position of head of the cabinet, a position tantamount to a prime minister, with the power to preside over the cabinet in the event of the absence of the president.[4] On 16 February 1869, a new office, dubbed as the Ministry of Industry and Worship, was established.[15]

CabinetsEdit

Formed Days Decree
I 19 June 1867 1,306 Supreme Decree 19-06-1867

Structural changesEdit

Portfolio Part of Transferred to Date Decree
Justice Ministry of Public Instruction Ministry of Government 19 June 1867 Supreme Decree 19-06-1867
Worship Ministry of Government Ministry of Public Instruction
Ministry of Public Instruction Ministry of Industry 16 February 1869 Supreme Decree 16-02-1869
Industry None
Justice Ministry of Government Ministry of Public Instruction

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 30th cabinet of the Bolivian Republic; 1st cabinet of the Republic of Bolivia.
  2. ^ Until 1868, the Bolivian Republic.
  3. ^ Exerts command of all ministerial portfolios, except war, while the respective ministries are organized.
  4. ^ Also appointed Chief of the Cabinet.
  5. ^ a b Died in office.
  6. ^ a b Retains the character and treatment of Minister of State during his absence.
  7. ^ Chilean.
  8. ^ As Minister of Government.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Mesa Gisbert 2003, pp. 324–325
  2. ^ "Decreto Supremo de 29 de diciembre de 1864". Anuario Administrativo (in Spanish). 29 December 1864. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 26 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Mariano Melgarejo: Proclama del 15 de agosto de 1870". SlideShare (in Spanish). 15 August 1870. Archived from the original on 15 July 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Decreto Supremo de 19 de junio de 1867". Gaceta Oficial del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (in Spanish). 19 June 1867. Archived from the original on 6 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Mariano Donato Muñoz | Abogado, Educador y Político". rree.gob.bo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Decreto Supremo de 29 de diciembre de 1864". Anuario Administrativo (in Spanish). 29 December 1864. p. 2.
  7. ^ a b Bolivia (16 February 1869). "Decreto Supremo de 16 de febrero de 1869". Anuario Administrativo (in Spanish). pp. 29–34. Retrieved 26 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Bolivia (24 April 1865). "Decreto Supremo de 24 de abril de 1865". Anuario Administrativo (in Spanish). p. 59. Retrieved 26 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ a b "Decreto Supremo de 24 de agosto de 1867". Gaceta Oficial del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (in Spanish). 24 August 1867. Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Decreto Supremo de 22 de diciembre de 1868". Gaceta Oficial del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (in Spanish). 22 December 1868. Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Decreto Supremo de 11 de julio de 1869". Gaceta Oficial del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (in Spanish). 11 July 1869. Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Decreto Supremo de 9 de octubre de 1869". Gaceta Oficial del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (in Spanish). 9 October 1869. Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Decreto Supremo de 25 de agosto de 1868". Gaceta Oficial del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (in Spanish). 25 August 1868. Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Decreto Supremo de 18 de septiembre de 1868". Gaceta Oficial del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (in Spanish). 18 September 1868. Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  15. ^ a b Bolivia (16 February 1869). "Decreto Supremo de 16 de febrero de 1869". Anuario Administrativo (in Spanish). pp. 34–35. Retrieved 26 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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