Executive Council of Catalonia

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The Executive Council of Catalonia (Catalan: Consell Executiu) or the Government of Catalonia (Catalan: Govern de Catalunya) is the executive branch of the Generalitat of Catalonia. It is responsible for the political action, regulation, and administration of the government of the autonomous region.[1]

Government of Catalonia
Govern de Catalunya
Seal of the Generalitat of Catalonia.svg
Government overview
Formed1931 (by the Second Spanish Republic)
1977 (from exile)
Dissolved1939 (by Francoist Spain)
Jurisdiction Catalonia
HeadquartersSala Tarradellas, Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona
Government executive
Websitecatalangovernment.eu

The President of the Generalitat is the head of government: he or she may also appoint a First Minister (Catalan: Conseller(a) primer(a)) to serve as their deputy, although since 2006 the office has been replaced by that of the Vice-President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, who must be approved by the Parliament of Catalonia. The various ministers (Catalan: consellers) are also appointed by the President of the Generalitat. Ministers need not be deputies in the parliament, as they have an automatic right to intervene in parliamentary debates.

Serving members of the government may not be arrested for any acts committed in Catalonia, except in flagrante delicto, and may only be judged before the High Court of Justice of Catalonia, or the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Spain outside of Catalonia.[2]

The Parliament of Catalonia unilaterally issued a declaration of independence from Spain on 27 October 2017 in favour of a Catalan Republic. In response Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dissolved the Parliament of Catalonia and called a snap regional election for 21 December 2017.[3]

Sala Tarradellas, the meeting place of the Government of Catalonia

Current governmentEdit

Portrait Name Office Took office Left office Party Refs.
  Pere Aragonès President 21 May 2021 Republican Left of Catalonia [4]
  Jordi Puigneró Vice President

Minister of Digital Policies, Infrastructure and Territory

26 May 2021 Together for Catalonia [5]
  Laura Vilagrà Minister of the Presidency 26 May 2021 Republican Left of Catalonia [5]
  Victòria Alsina Minister of External Action and Transparency 26 May 2021 Independent
(nominated by Together for Catalonia)
[5]
  Jaume Giró Minister of Economy and Finance 26 May 2021 Independent
(nominated by Together for Catalonia)
[5]
  Gemma Geis Minister of Investigation and Universities 26 May 2021 Together for Catalonia [5]
  Joan Ignasi Elena Minister of the Interior 26 May 2021 Independent
(nominated by Republican Left of Catalonia)
[5]
  Josep González Minister of Education 26 May 2021 Republican Left of Catalonia [5]
  Josep Maria Argimon Minister of Health 26 May 2021 Independent
(nominated by Together for Catalonia)
[5]
  Natàlia Garriga Minister of Culture 26 May 2021 Republican Left of Catalonia [5]
  Lourdes Ciuró Minister of Justice 26 May 2021 Together for Catalonia [5]
  Violant Cervera Minister of Social Rights 26 May 2021 Together for Catalonia [5]
  Roger Torrent Minister of Business and Work 26 May 2021 Republican Left of Catalonia [5]
  Tània Verge Minister of Equality and Feminism 26 May 2021 Independent
(nominated by Republican Left of Catalonia)
[5]
  Teresa Jordà Minister of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda 26 May 2021 Republican Left of Catalonia [5]

List of governments since 1977Edit

Former ministriesEdit

There have also been two ministers without portfolio in Catalan governments:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 68.
  2. ^ Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 70.
  3. ^ Ponce de León, Rodrigo (27 October 2017). "Rajoy cesa a Puigdemont y su Govern y convoca elecciones para el 21 de diciembre". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Pere Aragonès, investido como 132 presidente de la Generalitat". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Estos son los 14 miembros del nuevo Govern de Pere Aragonès: hasta 12 caras nuevas y mayoría de mujeres". LaSexta (in Spanish). 2021-05-24. Retrieved 2021-05-26.

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