Executive Council of Catalonia

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The Executive Council of Catalonia (Catalan: Consell Executiu) or Government of Catalonia (Govern de Catalunya) is the executive branch of the autonomous Government, or Generalitat, of Catalonia, one of the autonomous communities of Spain. It is responsible for the political action, reglementation and administration of the government of the autonomous region.[1]

The President of the Generalitat is the head of government: he or she may also appoint a First Minister (Catalan: Conseller(a) primer(a)) to serve as their deputy, although since 2006 the office has been replaced by that of the Vice-President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, who must be approved by the Parliament of Catalonia. The various ministers (Catalan: consellers) are also appointed by the President of the Generalitat. Ministers need not be deputies in the parliament, 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.[2]

Current government (2012 - 2015)[edit]

The Catalan Government of 2012-2015 term of office is the current composition of the Government of Catalonia since 39 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 Neus Munté i Fernández CDC
Ministry Minister Affiliation
Minister of Governance and Institutional Relations Neus Munté i Fernández CDC
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[3] Jordi Jané i Guasch CDC
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 Jordi Ciuraneta i Riu CDC
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 Francesc Homs i Molist CDC

Previous governments[edit]

Former ministries[edit]

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


  1. ^ Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 68.
  2. ^ Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia (2006), Art. 70.
  3. ^ 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.

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