Executive Council of Catalonia
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, regulatation and administration of the government of the autonomous region.
|Formed||1359 (first inception)|
1931 (established by the Second Spanish Republic)
1977 (reestablished from exile)
|Dissolved||11 September 1714 (Nueva Planta Decrees)|
5 February 1939 (Francoist occupation during Spanish Civil War)
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appoint a First Minister (Catalan: Conseller(a) primer(a)) to serve as their deputy, although since 2006 the office has been replaced by that of the Vice-President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, who must be approved by the Parliament of Catalonia.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.
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.
|Quim Torra||President||15 May 2018||Independent|||
|Pere Aragonès||Vice President
||29 May 2018||Republican Left of Catalonia|||
|Meritxell Budó||Minister of the Presidency
Spokesperson of the Government
|24 March 2019||Independent|||
|Josep Bargalló||Minister of Education||29 May 2018||Republican Left of Catalonia|||
|Mariàngela Vilallonga||Minister of Culture||24 March 2019||Independent|||
|Miquel Buch||Minister of the Interior||29 May 2018||Catalan European Democratic Party|||
|Damià Calvet||Minister of Territory and Sustainability||29 May 2018||Catalan European Democratic Party|||
|Ester Capella||Minister of Justice||29 May 2018||Republican Left of Catalonia|||
|Maria Àngels Chacón||Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge||29 May 2018||Catalan European Democratic Party|||
|Chakir El Homrani||Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family||29 May 2018||Republican Left of Catalonia|||
|Teresa Jordà||Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food||29 May 2018||Republican Left of Catalonia|||
|Alfred Bosch||Minister of Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency||22 November 2018||Republican Left of Catalonia|||
|Jordi Puigneró||Minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration||29 May 2018||Catalan European Democratic Party|||
|Alba Vergés||Minister of Health||29 May 2018||Republican Left of Catalonia|||
- Government of Catalonia (Eleventh legislature) (2016–17)
- Government of Catalonia (Tenth legislature) (2012–16)
- Government of Catalonia (Ninth legislature) (2010–12)
- Government of Catalonia (Eighth legislature) (2006–10)
- Government of Catalonia (Seventh legislature) (2003–6)
- Government of Catalonia (Sixth legislature) (1999–2003)
- Government of Catalonia (Fifth legislature) (1995–99)
- Government of Catalonia (Fourth legislature) (1992–95)
- Government of Catalonia (Third legislature) (1988–92)
- Government of Catalonia (Second legislature) (1984–88)
- Government of Catalonia (First legislature) (1980–84)
- Provisional government of Catalonia (1977–80)
- Governments in exile of Catalonia (1939–1977)
- Governments of Catalonia during the Spanish civil war (1936–38)
- Ninth government of Catalonia (1936)
- Eighth government of Catalonia (1934–1936)
- Seventh government of Catalonia (1934)
- Sixth government of Catalonia (1933–34)
- Fifth government of Catalonia (1933)
- Fourth government of Catalonia (1932–33)
- Third government of Catalonia (1932)
- Second government of Catalonia (1931–32)
- First government of Catalonia (1931)
- Ministry of Defence
- Ministry of Public Works
- Ministry of Communications
- Ministry of Provisions
- Ministry of Internal Security
- Ministry of Public Services
There have also been two ministers without portfolio in Catalan governments:
- Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 68.
- Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 70.
- 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.
- "Real Decreto 291/2018, de 15 de mayo, por el que se nombra Presidente de la Generalitat de Cataluña a don Joaquim Torra i Pla" (pdf). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish). Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado (119): 50791. 16 May 2018. ISSN 0212-033X.
- "DECRET 3/2018, de 29 de maig, pel qual es nomenen el vicepresident del Govern i els consellers i conselleres dels departaments de la Generalitat de Catalunya" (pdf). Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (in Catalan). Generalitat de Catalunya (7632). 1 June 2018. ISSN 1988-298X.
- Government of Catalonia (in English) (in Catalan)