Council of Government
|Council of Government
Consejo de Gobierno
Colegio de Monsa
|Appointer||Parliament of Monsa|
|Term length||4 years|
The Council of Government, commonly called Colegio of Monsa (Monsan: Consejo de Gobierno or Colegio de Monsa) and colloquially Colegio is Monsa's governing body, executive branch and collective Head of Government. It is formed by seven Ministers, which are elected by the Parliament of Monsa and the Prince, who acts as Head of State of the Principality. The executive council is responsible of taking actions over the important happenings of the Principality and of representing the government policy.
All members, including the Minister of State and the Monarch have equal power, although the meetings are presided by both the Minister of State and the Head of State. Ministers can freely debate proposed decisions and express their opinion on any aspect of cabinet policy but after decisions are made, the members of the council are obliged to support them, although disagreement is uncommon as members generally sought consensus over important matters. The process for the election of the members start after the General Elections when the population, by universal suffrage, elects the members of the Parliament; the party that received the most votes during these elections will choose four members for the Colegio or Council and the second party will choose others three. Since the 2021 General Election, the Council is composed by the Citizens-Green Coalition (Coalición Ciudadana-Verdes), which was the most voted party, and the Christian Democratic Party (Democracia Cristiana); the current Minister of State is María de la Serna Quintana and the Vice Minister of State Ignacio Tarrasa Prat-Gay.
Although the official name of the colegio is Council of Government, it is often called Colegio de Monsa, even institutionally. The word colegio comes from the Monsan language and derivatives from term sistema colegiado or collegiate body, term that was widely used in media to refer to the system implemented after the introduction of the Head of Government in Monsa.
|María de la Serna Quintana||10 September 2021||Citizens-Green Coalition||Minister of State & Minister of Economy and Finances|
|Ignacio Tarrasa Prat-Gay||10 September 2021||Citizens-Green Coalition||Vice Minister of State & Minister of Education and Research|
|Susana Aramburuzabala Larregui||10 September 2021||Citizens-Green Coalition||Minister of Healthcare|
|Carmen Bargallo y Cuixart||10 September 2021||Citizens-Green Coalition||Minister of Ecological Transition and Sustainable Development|
|Manuel Quintana Ojeda||10 September 2021||Christian Democracy||Minister of Interior|
|Ana de Guindos y Pastor||10 September 2021||Christian Democracy||Minister of Social Development and Housing|
|Pío Paniagua del Henar||10 September 2021||Christian Democracy||Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation|