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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]

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Current government (Eighth legislature)

President of the Generalitat José Montilla Aguilera PSC
Vice President of the Generalitat Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira ERC
Ministry Minister Affiliation
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action Joaquim Llena i Cortina PSC
Ministry of Culture and the Media Joan Manuel Tresserras i Gaju Indep. by ERC
Ministry of Economy and Finance Antoni Castells i Oliveres PSC
Ministry of Education Ernest Maragall i Mira PSC
Ministry of Employment Maria del Mar Serna i Calvo Indep. by PSC
Ministry of the Environment and Housing Francesc Baltasar i Albesa ICV-EUiA
Ministry of Governance and Public Administration Jordi Ausàs i Coll ERC
Ministry of Health Marina Geli i Fàbrega PSC
Ministry of Home Affairs[4] and Institutional Relations and Participation Joan Saura i Laporta ICV-EUiA
Ministry of Innovation, Universities and Business Josep Huguet i Biosca ERC
Ministry of Justice Montserrat Tura i Camafreita PSC
Ministry of Social Action and Citizenship Carme Capdevila i Palau ERC
Ministry of Town and Country Planning Joaquim Nadal i Farreras PSC
Government Spokesperson vacant

Previous governments

Former ministries

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Public Works
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Foment
  • Beneficencia
  • Ministry of Provisions
  • Ministry of Internal Security
  • Ministry of Public Services

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

  • Rafael Closas i Cendra (ACR, 26 September – 17 December 1936)
  • Antoni Sesé i Artaso (5 May – 29 June 1937)

References

  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.

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