Council of ministers of spain

The Cabinet of Spain (also called the Council of Ministers, Spanish Constitution.



After the experience during the Trienio Liberal[1] the Council of Ministers was formally created by King Ferdinand VII, who ordered by Royal Decree of 19 November 1823 that his Secretaries of State (Secretarios de Estado y del Despacho) should gather to form a body, which was to be called Council of Ministers. In the meetings of this Council all matters of common interest would be discussed, and every Secretary would report about affairs under his responsibility and receive instructions from the King. The Secretary of State would act as Chief Minister and preside over the meetings when the King was absent.[2]

The Council of Ministers under the Constitutional Monarchy

The Council of Ministers during the Second Spanish Republic

The Council of Ministers during the Franco regime

The Council of Ministers in the Spanish Constitution of 1978

The Council of Ministers meets on weekly basis, usually Fridays in the morning at Moncloa Palace, but exceptionally, it may meet 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 that event the meeting is solely consultative.

See also



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External links

  • Website of the Government of Spain

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