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Jaume Bartumeu Cassany

Assumed office 
5 June 2009
Monarch French:
Nicolas Sarkozy
Joan Enric Vives Sicília
Governor General French:
Christian Frémont
Nemesi Marqués Oste
Preceded by Albert Pintat

Born 10 November 1954 (1954-11-10) (age 55)
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Political party Social Democratic Party

Jaume Bartumeu Cassany (born 10 November 1954 in Andorra la Vella) is an Andorran lawyer and politician currently serving as head of government. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic Party (PS) in June 2000, in which he held the position of first secretary between 2000 and 2004. He was the leader of the opposition at the General Council between 2005 and 2009.

In May 2008, he was designated candidate for head of government at the 2009 General election by his party.

In the Andorran parliamentary election held on April 26, 2009, Bartumeu's party was the clear winner with a 45,03% of the national list vote and the majority in 4 of the 7 parishes, giving to the Social Democratic Party a relative majority of 14 seats out of 28. He was therefore the only candidate that could achieve the necessary majority to be invested head of the government of Andorra during the parliamentary vote held on May 29 2009[1]. Following the ApC's decision to abstain, however, he failed to be elected in that session (he received 14 votes and Joan Gabriel of the Reformist Coalition 11; 15 were required); another vote was set for 3 June 2009.[2] He was confirmed on 3 June 2009 with a simple majority of 14 votes, and took office on 5 June 2009.[3][4]


Political Trajectory

  • 2001-2009 : Member of the General Council, head of the Social-Democrat parliamentary group. Member of the Andorran delegation to the European Council from 2004 to 2008.
  • 1993-2001 : Member of the General Council, head of the Nova Democracia parliamentary group. Member of the Andorran delegation the European Council from 1995 to 2001.
  • 1992-1993 : Member of the General Council elected by Andorra-la-Vella. Member of the legislative commission in charge of the constituent process.
  • 1990-1992 : Minister of Finance, Commerce and Industry.

Other Positions

  • Founder of the Culture and Human rights commission of the Andorran Bar Association in 1983.
  • Member of the Andorran Bar Council between 1986 and 1989.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Young Lawyers (A.I.J.A.) from 1987 to 1990.
  • Vice-president of the Human Rights sub-commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council in 2004.
  • President of the European Council sub-commission about criminal problems and fight against terrorism in 2005. Re-elected at this position in April 2006 and January 2007.
  • Representative of the members of parliament of the European Council at the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO)
  • Since January 2007, he is, in addition, member of the bureau for the socialist group at the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Albert Pintat
Head of Government of Andorra
2009 – present

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