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Executive Council of Catalonia

The term "Government of Catalonia" is also used to refer to the Generalitat de Catalunya.
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The Government of Catalonia (Catalan: Govern de Catalunya) is the executive branch of the Generalitat de Catalunya. It is responsible for the political action, reglamentation and administration of the Generalitat.[1]

The President of the Generalitat is the head of government: he or she may also appoint a Prime Minister (Catalan: Conseller(a) primer(a)),[2] who must be approved by the Parliament. The various ministers (Catalan: consellers) are also appointed by the President of the Generalitat. Ministers need not be deputies, 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 Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia, or the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court outside of Catalonia.[3]

Current government

The Catalan Government of 2012-2016 term of office is the current composition of the Government of Catalonia since 27 December 2012, and following the inauguration of the tenth legislature of the Parliament of Catalonia.

President of the Generalitat Artur Mas i Gavarró CDC
Vice President of the Government Joana Ortega i Alemany UDC
Ministry Minister Affiliation
Minister of Governance and Institutional Relations Joana Ortega i Alemany UDC
Minister of Presidency and Foreign Affairs Francesc Homs i Molist CDC
Minister of Economy and Knowledge Andreu Mas-Colell CDC
Minister of Education Irene Rigau i Oliver CDC
Minister of Health Boi Ruiz i Garcia Independent
Minister of Home Affairs[4] Ramon Espadaler i Parcerisas UDC
Minister of Planning and Sustainability Santi Vila i Vicente CDC
Minister of Culture Ferran Mascarell i Canalda Independent
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and the Environment Josep Maria Pelegrí i Aixut UDC
Minister of Social Welfare and Family Neus Munté i Fernàndez CDC
Minister of Enterprise and Employment Felip Puig Godes CDC
Minister of Justice Germà Gordó i Aubarell CDC
Secretary of the Government Jordi Baiget CDC
Government Spokesperson None

Previous governments

Former ministries

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


  1. ^ Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 68.
  2. ^ The statutory post of Prime Minister was introduced in the 2006 Statute of Autonomy (Art. 69). As of January 2007, the post is still vacant, although Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira (ERC) has been named as Vice-President of the Generalitat and is expected to be named as Prime Minister in due course. The posts of Conseller primer or Cap del Consell Executiu (Head of the Executive Council) existed in some of the Governments of Catalonia between 1931 and 1938.
  3. ^ Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 70.
  4. ^ Department d'Interior in Catalan; Home Affairs is the "official" translation according to the Generalitat. Public Safety perhaps better capture the "idea" of the department, but Interior Department is frequently used in the English-language media for similarly named agencies in other governments despite the fact that, for example, the U.S. Department of the Interior has a much different portfolio.

External links

  • Government of Catalonia (English) (Catalan)

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