Catalonia: Presidents of the Generalitat: 1977-2018 - Archontology.org

Catalonia: Presidents of the Generalitat: 1977-2018

The commencement of the term of a President de la Generalitat de Catalunya is deemed to have started on the day of swearing-in ceremony which follows the election by the Parlament of Catalonia and appointment by royal decree.
President de la Generalitat de Catalunya
24 Oct 1977 - 28 Apr 1980 Josep Tarradellas i Joan [1]
28 Apr 1980 - 8 May 1980 office vacant [2]
8 May 1980 - 20 Dec 2003 Jordi Pujol i Soley
20 Dec 2003 - 28 Nov 2006 Pasqual Maragall i Mira
28 Nov 2006 - 27 Dec 2010 José Montilla i Aguilera
27 Dec 2010 - 12 Jan 2016 Artur Mas i Gavarró
12 Jan 2016 - 27 Oct 2017 Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó [3]
27 Oct 2017 - 17 May 2018 office vacant [4]
17 May 2018 - Joaquim Torra i Pla

[1] Appointed by a royal decree of 17 Oct 1977 and took oath of office 24 Oct 1977.
[2] The order of succession in the office of President de la Generalitat was not precisely regulated in legal terms before the passing of a law of 23 Mar 1982 (Catalonia Official Gazette, No. 216, 21 Apr 1982, pp. 950-955) which stipulated that the President whose term ends with the election of a new Parlament continues in office to the day when his/her successor takes office. The office of President was not declared vacant, but the term of Tarradellas ended when a royal decree terminating his functions was signed on 28 Apr 1980. The swearing-in of Pujol, who had been elected by the Parlament 24 Apr 1980 and appointed by a royal decree of 28 Apr 1980, was delayed for a few days.
[3] Discharged by a royal decree of 27 Oct 2017, but refused to accept his dismissal, leaving the national territory 30 Oct 2017.
[4] In accordance with a royal decree of 27 Oct 2017 (effective upon publication 28 Oct 2017), the functions of the President of the Generalitat were exercised by the President of the Government of Spain (28 Oct 2017 - 17 May 2018).
Last updated on: 17 May 2018 21:54:44