Cabinet of Venezuela

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Venezuela (Spanish: Gabinete de Ministros de Venezuela is one of the bodies that make up the Venezuelan executive in that country's presidential system, alongside the Council of Ministers (Spanish: Consejo de Ministros).[1] The Cabinet is headed by the President of Venezuela, presently Nicolás Maduro, and his corresponding Vice President. The purpose of the ministries is to create, adopt, follow and evaluate policies, strategies, programs and projects in accordance with the constitution and the laws of the Republic.[2]

List of current ministries[edit]

Ofice Name Assumed office Party
President
Presidencia de la República
Nicolás Maduro 19 April 2013 United Socialist Party
Vice President
Vicepresidencia de la República
Aristóbulo Istúriz 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic
Secretaría del Despacho de la Presidencia
Gen. Jesús Salazar
(Army)
8 September 2015[3] United Socialist Party
Interior and Justice
Ministerio del Interior y Justicia
Lt. Gen. Gustavo González López
(National Guard)
9 March 2015[4] United Socialist Party
Foreign Affairs
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Delcy Rodríguez 26 December 2014 United Socialist Party
Planning
Ministerio de Planificación
Ricardo Prieto 17 June 2014 United Socialist Party
Economic Affairs
Ministerio de Economia Productiva
Miguel Pérez Abad 15 February 2016 United Socialist Party
Finance
Ministerio de Finanzas
Rudolfo Medina 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Defense
Ministerio de Defensa
Gen. Vladimir Padrino López
(Army)
24 October 2014 United Socialist Party
Commerce
Ministerio de Comercio
Miguel Pérez Abad 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Foreign Trade and Investment Affairs
Comercio Exterior e Inversión Internacional
Jesus Farías 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Tourism
Ministerio de Turismo
Marleny Contreras 7 April 2015[5] United Socialist Party
Agriculture and Lands
Ministerio de Producción Agrícola y Tierras
Wilmar Castro Soteldo 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Ministerio de Pesca y Acuicultura
Ángel Belisario 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Urban Areas Agriculture
Ministerio de Agricultura Urbana
Lorena Freitez 27 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Higher Education, Science and Technology
Ministerio de Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología
Jorge Arreaza 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Education
Ministerio de Educación
Rodulfo Pérez 4 September 2014 United Socialist Party
Health
Ministerio de Salud
Luisana Melo 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Labor and Social Security
Ministerio de Proceso Social del Trabajo
Jesús Martínez 2 September 2014[6] United Socialist Party
Transportation
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Publicas
Luis Sauce 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Housing Affairs
Ministerio de Vivienda y Hábitat
Manuel Quevedo 18 August 2015[7] United Socialist Party
Ecosocialism and Water
Ministerio de Ecosocialismo y Aguas
Guillermo Barreto 25 March 2015 United Socialist Party
Oil and Mining Affairs
Ministerio de Petróleo y Minería
Eulogio del Pino 18 August 2015 United Socialist Party
Communication and Information
Ministerio de Comunicación e Información
Luis Marcano 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Communes and Social Protection
Ministerio de Comunas y Protección Social
Rosangela Orozco 26 May 2015[8] United Socialist Party
Nutrition
Ministerio de Alimentación
Rodolfo Marco 8 January 2016 United Socialist Party
Culture
Ministerio de Cultura
Reinaldo Iturriza 2 September 2014 United Socialist Party
Indigenous Peoples
Ministerio de los Pueblos Indígenas
Clara Vidal 2 September 2014 United Socialist Party
Women and Gender Affairs
Ministerio de la Mujer y la Igualdad de Género
Gladys Requena 28 April 2015[9] United Socialist Party
Electricity
Ministerio de Energía Eléctrica
Maj. Gen. Luis Motta
(Army)
19 August 2015[10] United Socialist Party
Youth and Sports
Ministerio de la Juventud y Deportes
Pedro Infante 28 April 2015[11] United Socialist Party
Prisons and Penitenciary Services
Ministerio de Servicios Penitenciarios
María Iris Varela 26 July 2011 United Socialist Party
Capital District and Metro Caracas Development
Ministerio para Transformación de la Gran Caracas
Ernesto Villegas 16 September 2014 United Socialist Party
Council of Ministers
Attorney General
Procurador General de la República
Reinaldo Muñoz Pedroza
(acting)
22 December 2014[12] United Socialist Party
Permanent Secretary of the Council of Ministers
Secretario Permanente del Consejo de Ministros
Gustavo Vizcaíno Gil 29 December 2014[13] United Socialist Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela con la Enmienda N° 1" (PDF). Supreme Tribunal of Justice (in Spanish) (Caracas). 15 February 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Decreto N° 1424 con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley Orgánica de la Administración Pública" (PDF). Official Gazette of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (in Spanish) (Caracas). 17 November 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jesús Salazar asume el Despacho de la Presidencia". Noticias24 (in Spanish). 8 September 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Oficializan designación de González López como ministro de Interior". El Universal (in Spanish) (Caracas). 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Designan a Marleny Contreras como nueva ministra de Turismo". Globovisión (in Spanish). 7 April 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Quién es Jesús Martínez, el nuevo ministro del Trabajo". El Mundo (in Spanish). 1 September 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Designado Manuel Quevedo nuevo ministro de Hábitat y Vivienda". Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (in Spanish). 18 August 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rosangela Orozco es la nueva Ministra de Comunas y Movimientos Sociales". El Universal (in Spanish) (Caracas). 26 May 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Gladys Requena, la nueva ministra de la Mujer". Últimas Noticias (in Spanish). 28 April 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Luis Motta Domínguez designado nuevo ministro de Energía Eléctrica". El Universal (in Spanish) (Caracas). 20 August 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Three New Ministers Designated ahead of Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections". Venezuelanalysis. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela N° 40.567" (PDF). Supreme Tribunal of Justice. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Gabinete del Ciudadano Presidente Nicolás Maduro Moros" (PDF). Office of the Attorney General. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 

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