Xavier Espot Zamora (born 30 October 1979) is an Andorran judge and politician. He is a former minister of justice[1] and the current prime minister of Andorra, serving since 16 May 2019.[2]

Xavier Espot Zamora
Espot in 2017
Prime Minister of Andorra
Assumed office
16 May 2019
MonarchsEpiscopal Co-prince:
Joan Enric Vives Sicília
French Co-prince:
Emmanuel Macron
Josep Maria Mauri
Patrick Strzoda
Preceded byAntoni Martí
Personal details
Xavier Espot Zamora

(1979-10-30) 30 October 1979 (age 44)
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Political partyDemocrats for Andorra



Espot has a degree and a master's degree in Law from the Faculty of the Superior School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE). In addition, he also has a degree in Humanities from the Faculty of Philosophy of the Ramon Llull University of Barcelona.[3]



Under the government of Antoni Martí, between 25 July 2012 and 28 February 2019 he was the minister of social affairs, justice and interior, succeeding Rosa Ferrer Obiols.[3] He resigned on 28 February 2019 as Minister to prepare his candidacy for the prime minister in the 2019 general election.[4]

He has served as prime minister since 16 May 2019.[2]

Personal life


On 11 September 2023, Espot Zamora came out as gay in an interview with Ràdio Nacional d'Andorra.[5][6]

See also



  1. ^ "Decret del 16-10-2011 de nomenament del Sr. Xavier Espot Zamora com a secretari d'Estat de Justícia i Interior". bopa.ad. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Xavier Espot jura el càrrec de cap de Govern". govern.ad (in Catalan). 16 May 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Espot jura el càrrec com a nou ministre de Justícia i Interior". El Periòdic d'Andorra (in Catalan). Retrieved 6 April 2023.
  4. ^ Pérez, Victoria Gómez; Esteban, Adrià (28 February 2019). "Espot dimiteix com a ministre per centrar esforços en la campanya". El Periòdic d'Andorra (in Catalan). Retrieved 6 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Xavier Espot parla públicament de la seva orientació sexual". Andorra Difusió (in Catalan). 11 September 2023. Retrieved 12 September 2023.
  6. ^ Lavers, Michael K. (11 September 2023). "Andorran prime minister comes out as gay". Washington Blade. Retrieved 12 September 2023.