President of the Balearic Islands

The president of the Balearic Islands is the head of government of the Balearic Islands, one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain, while the monarch Felipe VI remains the head of state as King of Spain (and therefore of the Balearic Islands).

President of the Balearic Islands
President del Govern de les Illes Balears
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Coat of Arms of the Balearic Islands
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Incumbent
Francina Armengol

since 2 July 2015
StyleMolt Honorable Senyor/a
ResidenceConsulate of the Sea, Palma, Mallorca
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderGabriel Cañellas
10 June 1983

List of presidents of the Balearic IslandsEdit

Inter-island General CouncilEdit

Name Term of office Political Party
Took office Left office Days
Jeroni Albertí Picornell
(b. 1927)
24 July 1978 27 September 1982 1526 Union of the Democratic Centre
Francesc Tutzó Bennàsar
(b. 1940)
27 September 1982 10 June 1983 256

Government of the Balearic IslandsEdit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Legislature Political Party
Took office Left office Days
  Gabriel Cañellas Fons
(b. 1941)
10 June 1983[1] 22 July 1987 4405 I
(1983–1987)
People's Alliance
22 July 1987[2] 1 July 1991 II
(1987–1991)
People's Party
1 July 1991[3] 1 July 1995 III
(1991–1995)
1 July 1995[4] 1 August 1995 IV
(1995–1999)
Longest-serving President. Won absolute majorities in 1991 election—in alliance with UM—and 1995 election. Resigned because of a corruption case.
  Cristòfol Soler Cladera
(b. 1956)
1 August 1995[5] 18 June 1996 322 IV
(——)
Shortest-serving President, after being President of the Parliament for four years. Confrontations with his party forced him to resign.
  Jaume Matas Palou
(b. 1956)
18 June 1996[6] 27 July 1999 1134 IV
(——)
First time. President with an absolue majority of the People's Party in the Parliament.
  Francesc Antich Oliver
(b. 1958)
27 July 1999[7] 27 June 2003 1431 V
(1999–2003)
Socialist Party
of the Balearic Islands
First time. President with the first progressive pact, government with the Socialist Party, PSM–Nationalist Agreement, Majorcan Union, United Left and The Greens.
  Jaume Matas Palou
(b. 1956)
27 June 2003[8] 6 July 2007 1470 VI
(2003–2007)
People's Party
Second time. Won an absolute majority after being Spanish Minister of the Environment for three years.
  Francesc Antich Oliver
(b. 1958)
6 July 2007[9] 18 June 2011 1443 VII
(2007–2011)
Socialist Party
of the Balearic Islands
Second time. President with the second progressive pact, government with the Socialist Party, PSM–Nationalist Agreement, Majorcan Union, United Left and The Greens.
  José Ramón Bauzà Díaz
(b. 1970)
18 June 2011[10] 2 July 2015 1475 VIII
(2011–2015)
People's Party
Won an absolute majority in the Parliament. Generated controversies regarding language and education.
  Francina Armengol Socias
(b. 1971)
2 July 2015[11] Incumbent 1722 IX
(2015–)
Socialist Party
of the Balearic Islands
Government with the Socialist Party, More for Majorca and More for Menorca, with external support by We Can and People for Formentera. In 2017, More for Menorca left the government, but remained as an external supporter.
Francina ArmengolJosé Ramón BauzàFrancesc AntichJaume MatasFrancesc AntichJaume MatasCristòfol Soler CladeraGabriel Cañellas Fons 

SourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Catalan and Spanish). June 10, 1983.
  2. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Catalan and Spanish). July 22, 1987.
  3. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). July 1, 1991.
  4. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). July 1, 1995.
  5. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). August 1, 1995.
  6. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). June 18, 1996.
  7. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). July 27, 1999.
  8. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). June 27, 2003.
  9. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). July 6, 2007.
  10. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears" (PDF). boib.caib.es (in Spanish). June 18, 2011.
  11. ^ "Butlletí Oficial de la Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears". caib.es (in Catalan). July 2, 2015.