Prime Minister of Spain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPresident of the Government of Spain
Presidente del Gobierno de España
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His Excellency (diplomatic)
|Member of||Council of Ministers
|Residence||Palacio de la Moncloa|
Countersigned by the President of the Congress of Deputies
|Term length||No fixed term
General elections to the Congress of Deputies are held every 4 years at most. No term limits are imposed on the office.
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of 1978|
|Formation||1834, 1978 (in its current incarnation)|
|First holder||Francisco Martínez de la Rosa, Adolfo Suárez (current Constitution)|
|Deputy||Vice President of the Government|
The President of the Government of Spain, (Spanish: Presidente del Gobierno), is the head of Government of Spain. The office was created by the Constitution of 1978. The current Prime Minister is Pedro Sánchez. The first politician to carry the office of Prime Minister was Adolfo Suárez.
List of Prime Ministers (1976 – present)
- 1. Adolfo Suárez (5 July 1976 – 29 January 1981) (1932-2014)
- 2. Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo (25 February 1981 – 1 December 1982) (1926-2008)
- 3. Felipe González (1 December 1982 – 5 May 1996) (1942-)
- 4. José María Aznar (5 May 1996 – 17 April 2004) (1953-)
- 5. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (17 April 2004 – 21 December 2011) (1960-)
- 6. Mariano Rajoy (21 December 2011 – 1 June 2018) (1955-)
- 7. Pedro Sánchez (1 June 2018 – present) (1972-)
Living former Prime Ministers
There are four living former Spanish Prime Ministers:
The most recent Prime Minister to die was Adolfo Suárez (served 1976–1981) on 23 March 2014, aged 81.
Images for kids
Outgoing prime minister, Mariano Rajoy (right), congratulating incoming prime minister, Pedro Sánchez (left), upon losing the no confidence vote on 1 June 2018. Under Spain's constructive vote of no confidence system, Sánchez was automatically deemed to have the confidence of congress, despite his PSOE party commanding less than a quarter of the Congress of Deputies' 350 seats
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