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Spanish order of precedence

The Spanish order of precedence is established by the Madrid, instead of elsewhere in Spain.


Contents

  • Order of precedence in Madrid 1
  • Order of Precedence when not in Madrid 2
  • Order of Preference of Spanish Institutions in Madrid 3
  • Order of Precedence of Spanish Institutions when not in Madrid 4
  • External links 5

Order of precedence in Madrid

  1. HM The King (as the monarch)
  2. The members of the Royal Family (Familia Real)
  3. HM The Queen (as the consort)
  4. HRH The Princess of Asturias (as the heiress presumptive)
  5. HRH Infanta Sofia (as daughter of the reigning King)
  6. The members of the King's family (Familia del Rey) who are not legally members of the Royal Family in the strict sense, but have titles of Majesty or Royal Highness
  7. The former monarch and consort
  8. HM King Juan Carlos
  9. HM Queen Sofia
  10. The Infantes of Spain in order of succession rights
  11. HRH The Duchess of Lugo
  12. HRH Infanta Cristina of Spain
  13. HRH The Duchess of Badajoz
  14. HRH The Duchess of Hernani and Soria
  15. HRH The Duke of Calabria
  16. HRH The Duchess of Calabria
  17. HRH The Dowager Duchess of Calabria
  18. The President of the Government (Prime Minister) - Mariano Rajoy
  19. The President of the Congress of Deputies - Jesús Posada
  20. The President of the Senate - Pío Garcia Escudero
  21. The President of the Constitutional Court - Francisco Pérez de los Cobos
  22. The President of the General Council of the Judiciary and of the Supreme Court - Carlos Lesmes
  23. The Vice Presidents of the Government
  24. The Vice President of the Government and Minister of the Presidency - Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría
  25. The Ministers of the Cabinet
  26. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation - José García-Margallo y Marfil
  27. The Minister of Justice - Rafael Catalá Polo
  28. The Minister of Defence - Pedro Morenés
  29. The Minister of Finance and Public Administrations - Cristóbal Montoro
  30. The Minister of the Interior - Jorge Fernández Díaz
  31. The Minister of Public Works - Ana Pastor
  32. The Minister of Education - José Ignacio Wert
  33. The Minister of Labor - Fátima Báñez
  34. The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism - José Manuel Soria
  35. The Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Environment - Miguel Arias Cañete
  36. The Minister of the Presidency (currently held by the Vice President)
  37. The Minister of Economy and Competitiveness - Luis de Guindos
  38. The Minister of Health, Social Policy and Equality - Ana Mato
  39. The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps - The Apostolic Nuncio
  40. Ambassadors accredited to Spain
  41. Former Prime Ministers by order of tenure
  42. Felipe Gonzalez
  43. José María Aznar
  44. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  45. The Presidents of the Autonomous communities of Spain, in order of creation
  46. The President of the Basque Country - Iñigo Urkullu
  47. The President of Catalonia - Artur Mas
  48. The President of Galicia - Alberto Núñez Feijóo
  49. The President of Andalusia - Susana Díaz
  50. The President of Asturias - Javier Fernández Fernández
  51. The President of Cantabria - Miguel Ángel Revilla
  52. The President of La Rioja - José Ignacio Ceniceros
  53. The President of the Region of Murcia - Pedro Antonio Sánchez
  54. The President of the Valencian Community - Ximo Puig
  55. The President of Aragón - Javier Lamban
  56. The President of Castile-La Mancha - Javier García-Page
  57. The President of the Canary Islands - Fernando Clavijo
  58. The President of Navarre - Uxue Barkos
  59. The President of Extremadura - Guillermo Fernández Vara
  60. The President of the Balearic Islands - Francina Armengol
  61. The President of the Community of Madrid - Cristina Cifuentes
  62. The President of Castile and León - Juan Vicente Herrera
  63. The Mayor-President of Ceuta - Juan Jesús Vivas
  64. The Mayor-President of Melilla - Juan José Imbroda
  65. The Leader of the Opposition - Pedro Sánchez
  66. The Mayor of Madrid - Manuela Carmena
  67. The Head of the House of His Majesty the King
  68. The President of the Council of State
  69. The President of Court of Accounts
  70. The Attorney General of the State
  71. The Ombudsman
  72. Secretaries of State and assimilated personnel according to the precedence of their ministries
  73. The Chief of the Defense Staff
  74. The Chief of Staff of the Army
  75. The Admiral Chief of the Naval Staff
  76. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force
  77. Vice Presidents of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate
  78. The Chairman of the Supreme Council of Military Justice
  79. The Government's Delegate in Madrid
  80. The Deputy Inspector General of the First Military Region
  81. The Chief of the Central Jurisdiction of the Navy
  82. The Chief of the First Air Region
  83. The Secretary-General of the House of His Majesty the King
  84. The Head of the Military Chamber of the House of His Majesty the King
  85. Under Secretaries and assimilated personnel according to the precedence of their ministries
  86. The President of the Madrid Assembly - Juan Trinidad
  87. Foreign Chargé d'affaires accredited to Spain
  88. The President of the Instituto de España
  89. The Chief of Protocol of the State (Director of Protocol of the Presidency of the Government)
  90. Directors Generals and Assimilated Personnel
  91. Ministers of the Madrid Regional Government
  92. Members of the Bureau of the Madrid Assembly
  93. The President of the Madrid High Court of Justice
  94. The Chief Prosecutor of the Madrid High Court of Justice
  95. Deputies and Senators for Madrid
  96. The Rector of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) - Carlos Andradas
  97. The Rector of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) - José María Sanz
  98. The Rector of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
  99. The Rector of the National University for Distance Education (UNED)
  100. The Rector of the University of Alcalá
  101. The Rector of the Carlos III University (UC3M)
  102. The Rector of the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC)
  103. Deputy Mayors of Madrid
  104. Order Institution Office Holder
    1 The Head of State The current Monarch Felipe VI
    2 The immediate Royal Family The Consort of the Monarch Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
    The Heir apparent Leonor, Princess of Asturias Infanta Sofia of Spain
    The Former Monarchs Juan Carlos I of Spain
    Sophia of Greece and Denmark
    The Infantes of Spain

    Infanta Elena of Spain
    Infanta Cristina of Spain

    3 The Head of Government The President of the Government (PM) Mariano Rajoy
    4 The heads of the legislative power The President of the Congress of Deputies Jesús Posada
    The President of the Senate Pío García Escudero
    5 The heads of the judiciary The Chairperson of the Constitutional Court Francisco Pérez de los Cobos
    The Chairperson of the General Council of the Judiciary & of the Supreme Court Carlos Lesmes
    6 The Cabinet First Vice President Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría
    Minister of Foreign Affairs José García-Margallo y Marfil
    Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón y Jiménez
    Minister of Defence Pedro Morenés y Álvarez de Eulate
    Minister of Economy Luis de Guindos Jurado
    Minister of the Interior Jorge Fernández Díaz
    Minister of Infratucture Ana Mª Pastor Julián
    Minister of Education, Culture and Sport José Ignacio Wert Ortega
    Minister of Labor María Fátima Báñez García
    Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism José Manuel Soria López
    Minister of Agriculture Miguel Arias Cañete
    Minister for Public Administrations Cristóbal R. Montoro Romero
    Minister of Health and Consumption Ana Mato Adrover
    7 The diplomatic corps The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps The Papal Nuncio
    Other ambassadors accredited to Spain
    8 The former Heads of Government
    since the transition to democracy, in order of tenure
    PM 1982-1996 Felipe González
    PM 1996-2004 José María Aznar
    PM 2004-2011 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
    9 The Heads of the Autonomous Communities
    in order of initial enactment of their Charters of Autonomy
    Basque Autonomous Community: the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu
    Catalonia: the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya Artur Mas
    Galicia: the President of the Xunta de Galicia Alberto Núñez Feijóo
    Andalusia: the President of the Regional Government of Andalusia Susana Díaz
    Principality of Asturias: the President of the Principality of Asturias Javier Fernández Fernández
    Cantabria: the President of Cantabria Miguel AáNgel Revilla
    La Rioja: the President of La Rioja José Ignacio Ceniceros
    Region of Murcia: the President of the regional government Pedro Antonio Sanchez
    Valencian Community: the President of the Generalitat Valenciana Ximo Puig
    Aragón: the President of the Government of Aragon Javier Lambán
    Castile-La Mancha: the President of the Regional Government Javier García-Page
    Canary Islands: the President of the regional government Fernando Clavijo
    Foral Community of Navarre: the President of the foral government Uxue Barkos
    Extremadura: the President of the Junta de Extremadura Guillermo Fernandez Vara
    Balearic Islands: the President of the regional government Francina Armengol
    Community of Madrid: the President of the regional government Cristina Cifuentes
    Castile and León: the President of the Junta de Castilla y León Juan Vicente Herrera
    Ceuta: the Mayor-President of the autonomous city Juan Jesús Vivas
    Melilla: the Mayor-President of the autonomous city Juan José Imbroda
    10 The Leader of the Opposition Leader of the largest non-government party
    As of 2013: leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
    Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
    11 The Mayor of the national capital The Mayor of Madrid, by constitutional mandate Manuela Carmena
    12 The heads of several civil service branches The Chief of the King's House
    The Chairman of the Council of State Francisco Rubio Llorente
    The Chairman of the Court of Accounts
    The Attorney General Eduardo Torres Dulce
    The Ombudsman Soledad Becerril
    13 Junior branches of the Government Secretaries of State and assimilated personnel
    By order of creation of their ministries
    14 National military chiefs Chief of Staff of the Defence (JEMAD) Gen Adm. Fernando García Sánchez
    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Jaime Domínguez Buj
    Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy Gen Adm. Jaime Muñoz-Delgado
    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Francisco Javier García Arnáiz
    15 Deputy heads of the legislative power Deputy Speakers of the Congress of Deputies Teresa Cunillera i Mestres
    Ana María Pastor Julián
    Jorge Fernández Díaz
    Jordi Jané i Guasch
    Vice Presidents of the Senate Isidre Molas i Batllori
    Juan José Lucas Giménez
    16 Head of the Military Jurisdiction Chairman of the Supreme Council of Military Justice
    17 Central Government's Representative Government's Delegate to Madrid
    18 Regional military chiefs Captain General of the First Military Region
    Chief Admiral of the Central Jurisdiction of the Navy
    Lieutenant General of the First Air Region
    19 Royal Household Staff Secretary General of the Royal Household
    Chief of the Military Quarter of the Royal Household
    20 Heads of the Civil Service Under-secretaries and assimilated personnel
    21 Head of the Regional Legislature Speaker of the Madrid Assembly Juan Trinidad

    Order of Precedence when not in Madrid

    • The King or Queen of Spain
    • The Queen Consort or the Queen's Consort
    • The Prince of Asturias
    • The Princess Consort of Asturias
    • The Infantes of Spain
    • The President of the Government
    • The President of the Congress of Deputies
    • The President of the Senate
    • The Chairperson of the Constitutional Court
    • The Chairperson of the General Council of the Judiciary Power
    • The First Vice president (if applicable)
    • The Second Vice President (if applicable)
    • The President of the Autonommous Community where the event is taking place
    • Ministers of the government according to the order before mentioned.
    • Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
    • Foreign ambassadors accredited to Spain
    • Former Prime Ministers
    • Presidents of other Autonomous Communities according to the order before mentioned
    • Leaders of the Opposition
    • President of the Community's Legislature
    • The Government's Delegate to the Autonomous Community where the event is taking place
    • The Mayor of the Place
    • The Chief of the House of the King
    • The Chairman of the Council of State
    • The Chairman of the Auditor Court
    • The Attorney General
    • The Ombudsman
    • Secretaries of State and assimilate personnel
    • The Chief of Staff of The Defence
    • The Chief of Staff of the Army
    • The Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy
    • The Chief of Staff of the Air Force
    • Vice Presidents of the Congress and the Senate
    • Chairman of the Supreme Council of Military Justice
    • Captain General of the Military Region
    • General Commander of the Naval Zone
    • Lieutenant General of the Aerial Zone
    • Commander General of the Fleet
    • The Chief of the Military Quarter and Secretary General of the House of the King
    • Ministers of the Autonomous Community's Government
    • Members of the Bureau of the Community's Legislature
    • The Chairman of the Community's High Court
    • The Chief Prosecutor of the High Court
    • Under Secretaries and Assimilated Personnel
    • Secretaries of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate
    • Foreign Chargé d'affaires accredited to Spain
    • The President of the Instituto de España
    • The National Chief of Protocol
    • Deputy Government's delegate of the province (where applicable)
    • The President of The Provincial Deputation or Insular Council (where applicable)
    • Directors Generals and assimilated personnel
    • Deputies and Senators for the province
    • Rectors of the Universities of the University District where the event is taking place, by order of establishment
    • The Insular Government's Delegate (only in Canary and Balearic Islands)
    • The Chairman of the Provincial Court
    • The Military Governor
    • The Chief of the Naval Sector
    • The Chief of the Air Sector
    • Lieutenant Mayors of the Place
    • Military Commanders
    • Foreign Consuls

    Order of Preference of Spanish Institutions in Madrid

    • The Government of Spain
    • The Diplomatic Corps accredited to Spain
    • The Bureau of the Congress of Deputies
    • The Bureau of the Senate
    • The Constitutional Court
    • The General Council of the Judiciary Power
    • The Supreme Court
    • The Council of State
    • The Auditor Court
    • The Office of the President
    • Ministries attending to the above order
    • The Instituto de España and the Royal Academies
    • The Community of Madrid Executive Council
    • The Madrid Assembly
    • The Madrid High Court of Justice
    • The Madrid City Council
    • The Universities

    Order of Precedence of Spanish Institutions when not in Madrid

    • The Government of Spain
    • The Diplomatic Corps accredited to Spain
    • The Autonomic Executive Council
    • The Bureau of the Congress of Deputies
    • The Bureau of the Senate
    • The Constitutional Court
    • The General Council of the Judiciary Power
    • The Supreme Court
    • The Autonomic Legislature
    • The Council of State
    • The Auditor Court
      • The Regional High Court of Justice
    • The City or Town Council
    • The Office of the President
    • Ministries attending to the above order
    • Autonomic Ministries
    • The Instituto de España and the Royal Academies
    • Spanish Government's office in the Autonomous Community
    • Provincial Deputation or Insular Council
    • Provincial Court
    • The Universities
    • Foreign Consular Offices

    External links

    • Royal Decree 2009/1983
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