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President of the Government of Catalonia
Seal of the Generalitat of Catalonia.svg
Emblem of the Generalitat
Pere Aragonès retrat oficial 2018.jpg
Incumbent
Pere Aragonès

since 28 September 2020
Style El Molt Honorable Senyor
(The Right Honourable)
Residence Casa dels Canonges
Nominator Parliament of Catalonia
Appointer Monarch of Spain
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Berenguer de Cruïlles (1359)
Formation 1359
Website www.president.cat

The president of the Government of Catalonia (Catalan: President de la Generalitat de Catalunya, IPA: [pɾəziˈðen də lə ʒənəɾəliˈtad də kətəˈluɲə]) is one of the main parts of government that make up the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia. The president also is head of government of Catalonia.

The current acting president is Pere Aragonès following Quim Torra's disqualification as president in 28 September 2020.

Presidents (since 1977)

  •       CiU
  •       Tripartite
  •       CDC
  •       Junts pel Sí
  •       Mixed coalition
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Government Election Monarch
(Reign)
Ref.
Took office Left office Duration Cabinet name Composition
(Josep Tarradellas) Adolfo Suárez junto al presidente de la Generalitat de Cataluña a su llegada a Barcelona. Pool Moncloa. 24 de febrero de 1979 (cropped) (cropped).jpeg Josep Tarradellas
(1899–1988)
18 October
1977
29 April
1980
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0194.&&&&&0194 days ERC Tarradellas Provisional
PSC • ERC • PSUC •
CDC • UCD
N/A King
Juan Carlos I
Coat of Arms of Spain.svg
(1975–2014)

Jordi Pujol 1996 (cropped).jpg Jordi Pujol
(born 1930)
29 April
1980
13 June
1984
&&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0233.&&&&&0233 days CDC Pujol I CDC • UDC
(minority government
Template:Abbrv by CC–UCD and ERC)
1980





13 June
1984
1 July
1988
Pujol II CDC • UDC •
ERC until Feb 1987
1984
1 July
1988
13 April
1992
Pujol III 1988
13 April
1992
21 December
1995
Pujol IV 1992
21 December
1995
24 November
1999
Pujol V CDC • UDC
(minority government
Template:Abbrv by PP 1999–2003)
1995
24 November
1999
18 December
2003
Pujol VI 1999
Pasqual Maragall 2004 (cropped).jpg Pasqual Maragall
(born 1941)
18 December
2003
28 November
2006
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0345.&&&&&0345 days PSC Maragall Tripartite
PSC • ERC • ICV
2003
PSC • ICV
(minority government)
José Montilla 2008 (cropped).jpg José Montilla
(born 1955)
28 November
2006
27 December
2010
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&029.&&&&&029 days PSC Montilla Tripartite
PSC • ERC • ICV
2006
Artur Mas 2011 (cropped).jpg Artur Mas
(born 1956)
27 December
2010
24 December
2012
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 days CDC Mas I CDC • UDC
(minority government
Template:Abbrv by ERC 2012–2015)
2010

24 December
2012
12 January
2016
Mas II 2012
King
Felipe VI
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(2014–present)
CDC
(minority government
Template:Abbrv by ERC and DC)
Carles Puigdemont 2017 (cropped).jpg Carles Puigdemont
(born 1962)
12 January
2016
28 October
2017
(removed)
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0289.&&&&&0289 days CDC Puigdemont Junts pel Sí
CDC/PDeCAT • ERC
(minority government
Template:Abbrv by CUP)
2015
PDeCAT
During this interval, the office was suspended. Direct rule over Catalonia N/A
Quim Torra 2018b (cropped).jpg Quim Torra
(born 1962)
16 May
2018
28 September
2020
(disqualified)
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0135.&&&&&0135 days Independent Torra JxCat/Junts • ERC •
PDeCAT until Sep 2020
(minority government)
2017
During this interval, Vice President Pere Aragonès served as acting officeholder.
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