Regional Government of Andalusia
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Seal of the Junta of Andalusia
|Collective institutions overview|
|Headquarters||Palace of San Telmo|
|Minister responsible||Susana Díaz, President|
The Regional Government of Andalusia (Junta de Andalucía, in Spanish) is the institution which organizes the self-government of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. It consists of the Parliament of Andalusia, the President of the Government of Andalusia and the Government Council. The 2011 budget was 31,682 million euros, and it has about 500,000 public employees.
The Parliament of Andalusia is the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Community. The main functions of the Parliament are to enact, amend or repeal laws and the appointment and removal of the President of the Regional Government of Andalusia. It is composed of deputies chosen by universal direct suffrage, which represent the Andalusian people. The Parliament of Andalusia was constituted in 1982, after the approval of the Statute of Autonomy in 1981. Its current headquarters is in the former Hospital de las Cinco Llagas, Seville.
The President of the Regional Government of Andalusia is the supreme representative of the Autonomous Community and the ordinary representative of the State; he is appointed by an absolute majority of the Plenary session of the Parliament of Andalusia and his appointment is approved by the king.
The Government Council is the political organ and administrative Superior of the Community, to whom there corresponds the exercise of the regulation of legal authority and the performance of the executive and administrative function of the Junta of Andalusia. It is composed of the President of the Regional Government of Andalusia, who presides, and by the Counselors named by him to take charge of the various Departments (Conserjerías). The Government Council meets every Tuesday.
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