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The Council of Ministers (Spanish: Consejo de Ministros) is the Cabinet of Spain. It is a collegiate body composed of the President of the Government (Prime Minister), the Vice Presidents when existing and the ministers, and any other member required by law, as exceptionally Secretaries of State (Junior Ministers). It is Regulated by Article 97 of the Spanish Constitution.

The Council of ministers meets on weekly basis, usually Fridays in the morning at Moncloa Palace, even though exceptionally they can be held in any other city of Spain. The meetings are chaired by the Prime Minister, though in his absence Vice Presidents take the responsibility to chair over the cabinet. Also on exceptional occasions the cabinet can be chaired by the King of Spain, in this occasions the meeting is solely consultative.

Historical Cabinets since 1977

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