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Cabinet from April 1979 to January 1980. First constitutional government poses together with the King.

Zarzuela Palace, Madrid - 06/04/1979

Cabinet from April 1979 to January 1980

Adolfo Suárez González is the first President of the Government following the approval of the Constitution in 1978, although he had held this post during the Constituent Legislature.

Following his victory in the general elections of 1 March 1979, he formally takes office as President of the Government in the Lower House of Parliament on 30 March 1979.

The Royal Decree confirming his appointment is published in the Official State Gazette (Spanish acronym: BOE) on 2 April 1979. On the same day he is officially sworn in before the King at Zarzuela Palace

On 6 April 1979, the Official State Gazette publishes a Royal Decree appointing the First Vice-President of the Government; a Royal Decree appointing the Second Vice-President of the Government and a Royal Decree appointing his cabinet ministers.

The members of the first constitutional government are officially sworn in before the King on the same day.

  • President of the Government: Adolfo Suárez González
  • First Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Security and National Defence: Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
  • Second Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Economic Affairs: Fernando Abril Martorell
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Marcelino Oreja Aguirre
  • Minister for Justice: Iñigo Cavero Lataillade
  • Minister for Defence: Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Antonio Ibáñez Freire
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Jesús Sancho Rof
  • Minister for Education: José Manuel Otero Novas
  • Minister for Employment: Rafael Calvo Ortega
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Carlos Bustelo y García del Real
  • Minister for Agriculture: Jaime Lamo de Espinosa y
    Michels de Champourcín
  • Minister for Trade and Tourism: Juan Antonio García Díez
  • Minister for the Presidency: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca Rodrigo
  • Minister for Economic Affairs: José Luis Leal Maldonado
  • Minister for Transport and Communication: Salvador Sánchez-Terán Hernández
  • Minister for Health and Social Security: Juan Rovira Tarazona
  • Minister for Culture: Manuel Clavero Arévalo
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio: Joaquín Garrigues Walker
  • Minister for Relations with the European Communities without portfolio: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Deputy Minister for Relations with Parliament without portfolio: Rafael Arias-Salgado y Montalvo
  • Minister for Regional Administration: Antonio Fontán Pérez
  • Minister for Universities and Research: Luis González Seara

Cabinet from January 1980 to May 1980

The first cabinet reshuffle under the government of Adolfo Suárez in the 1st Legislature is published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on 18 January 1980.

  • President of the Government: Adolfo Suárez González
  • First Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Security and National Defence: Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
  • Second Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Economic Affairs: Fernando Abril Martorell
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Marcelino Oreja Aguirre
  • Minister for Justice: Iñigo Cavero Lataillade
  • Minister for Defence: Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Antonio Ibáñez Freire
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Jesús Sancho Rof
  • Minister for Education: José Manuel Otero Novas
  • Minister for Employment: Rafael Calvo Ortega
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Carlos Bustelo y García del Real
  • Minister for Agriculture: Jaime Lamo de Espinosa y
    Michels de Champourcín
  • Minister for Trade and Tourism: Juan Antonio García Díez
  • Minister for the Presidency: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca Rodrigo
  • Minister for Economic Affairs: José Luis Leal Maldonado
  • Minister for Transport and Communications: Salvador Sánchez-Terán Hernández
  • Minister for Health and Social Security: Juan Rovira Tarazona
  • Minister for Culture: Ricardo de la Cierva y Hoces
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio, and coordinator on Political Affairs: Rafael Arias-Salgado y Montalvo
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio: Joaquín Garrigues Walker
  • Minister for Relations with the European Communities without portfolio: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Minister for Regional Administration: Antonio Fontán Pérez
  • Minister for Universities and Research: Luis González Seara

Cabinet from May 1980 to September 1980

EFEThe second cabinet reshuffle is published by Royal Decree on 3 May 1980 in the Official State Gazette (BOE).

The new cabinet ministers are officially sworn in before the King at Zarzuela Palace on the same day.

  • President of the Government: Adolfo Suárez González
  • First Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Security and National Defence: Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
  • Second Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Economic Affairs: Fernando Abril Martorell
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Marcelino Oreja Aguirre
  • Minister for Justice: Iñigo Cavero Lataillade
  • Minister for Defence: Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Juan José Rosón Pérez
  • Minister for Public Affairs and Urban Development: Jesús Sancho Rof
  • Minister for Education: José Manuel Otero Novas
  • Minister for Employment: Salvador Sánchez-Terán Hernández
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Ignacio Bayón Mariné
  • Minister for Agriculture: Jaime Lamo de Espinosa y
    Michels de Champourcín
  • Minister for Trade and Tourism: Luis Gamir Casares
  • Minister for the Presidency: Rafael Arias-Salgado y Montalvo
  • Minister for Economic Affairs: José Luis Leal Maldonado
  • Minister for Transport and Communication: José Luis Álvarez Álvarez
  • Minister for Health and Social Security: Juan Rovira Tarazona
  • Minister for Culture: Ricardo de la Cierva y Hoces
  • Minister for Relations with the European Communities without portfolio: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Minister for Regional Administration: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio, with special responsibility for the Public Administration Services: Sebastián Martín-Retortillo y Baquer
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio, with special responsibility for Legislative Coordination: Juan Antonio Ortega y Díaz Ambrona
  • Minister for Universities and Research: Luis González Seara

Cabinet from September 1980 to February 1981

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A Royal Decree is published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on 9 September 1980 appointing a new second vice-president of the government, together with a further Royal Decree appointing various other cabinet ministers.

The new members of the cabinet are officially sworn in before the King at Zarzuela Palace and hold the first Council of Ministers at Moncloa Palace on the same day.

Following the third cabinet reshuffle of the 1st Legislature, the government is comprised as follows:

  • President of the Government: Adolfo Suárez González
  • First Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Security and National Defence: Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
  • Second Vice-President of the Government with special responsibility for Economic Affairs: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo
  • Minister for Justice: Francisco Fernández Ordoñez
  • Minister for Defence: Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Juan José Rosón Pérez
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Jesús Sancho Rof
  • Minister for Education: Juan Antonio Ortega y Díaz Ambrona
  • Minister for Employment: Félix Manuel Pérez Miyares
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Ignacio Bayón Mariné
  • Minister for Agriculture: Jaime Lamo de Espinosa y Michels de Champourcín
  • Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade: Juan Antonio García Diaz
  • Minister for the Presidency: Rafael Arias-Salgado y Montalvo
  • Minister for Transport and Communications: José Luis Álvarez Álvarez
  • Minister for Health and Social Security: Alberto Oliart Saussol
  • Minister for Culture: Íñigo Cavero Lataillade
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio: Pío Cabanillas Gallas
  • Minister for Relations with the European Communities without portfolio: Eduardo Punset Casals
  • Minister for Regional Administration: Rodolfo Martín Villa
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio, with special responsibility for the Public Administration Services: Sebastián Martín-Retortillo y Baquer
  • Minister for Universities and Research: Luis González
    Seara

Cabinet from February 1981 to September 1981

EFEAdolfo Suárez González stands down as President of the Government on 29 January 1981. Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo is appointed to take over, and he is officially ratified by the Lower House of Parliament as the new President of the Government on 25 February.

On 26 February 1981, the Royal Decree formalising the end of the term of office of Adolfo Suárez González as President of the Government is published in the Official State Gazette.

Furthermore, a Royal Decree is published confirming the appointment of Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo as the second constitutional President of the Government after being officially sworn in before the King at Zarzuela Palace on the same day.

The following day, 27 February, a Royal Decree is published in the Official State Gazette appointing the new cabinet ministers.

  • President of the Government: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo
  • Minister for Justice: Francisco Fernández Ordoñez
  • Minister for Defence: Alberto Oliart Saussol
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Juan José Rosón Pérez
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Luis Ortiz González
  • Minister for Education, Universities and Research: Juan Antonio Ortega y Díaz Ambrona
  • Minister for Employment, Health and Social Security: Jesús Sancho Rof
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Ignacio Bayón Mariné
  • Minister for Agriculture: Jaime Lamo de Espinosa y Michels de Champourcín
  • Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade and Vice-President of the Delegate Commission for Economic Affairs: Juan Antonio García Diaz
  • Minister for the Presidency: Pío Cabanillas Gallas
  • Minister for Transport and Communications: José Luis Álvarez Álvarez
  • Minister for Regional Administration and Vice-President of the Delegate Commission for Regional Policy: Rodolfo Martín Villa
  • Minister for Culture: Iñigo Cavero Lataillade

Cabinet from September 1981 to December 1981

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The first cabinet reshuffle of the government of Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo takes effect on 1 September 1981, affecting two ministerial departments.

The new appointments are published by Royal Decree in the Official State Gazette on the same day.

The two new ministers are officially sworn in before the King at Zarzuela Palace on the same day.

The new government is as follows:

  • President of the Government: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo
  • Minister for Justice: Pío Cabanillas Gallas
  • Minister for Defence: Alberto Oliart Saussol
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Juan José Rosón Pérez
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Luis Ortiz González
  • Minister for Education, Universities and Research: Juan Antonio Ortega y Díaz Ambrona
  • Minister for Employment, Health and Social Security: Jesús Sancho Rof
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Ignacio Bayón Mariné
  • Minister for Agriculture: Jaime Lamo de Espinosa y Michels de Champourcín
  • Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade, and Vice-President of the Delegate Commission for Economic Affairs: Juan Antonio García Diaz
  • Minister for the Presidency: Matías Rodríguez Inciarte
  • Minister for Transport and Communications: José Luis Álvarez Álvarez
  • Minister for Regional Administration and Vice-President of the Delegate Commission for Regional Policy: Rodolfo Martín Villa
  • Minister for Culture: Iñigo Cavero Lataillade

Cabinet from December 1981 to July 1982

EFELeopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo implements a second cabinet reshuffle on 2 December 1981.

The appointments of the First and Second Vice-Presidents of the Government are published by Royal Decree in the Official State Gazette on the same day.

A further Royal Decree is also published in the Official State Gazette confirming the appointments of the new cabinet ministers who are officially sworn in before the King at Zarzuela Palace.

  • President of the Government: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • First Vice-President of the Government: Rodolfo Martín Villa
  • Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade: Juan Antonio García Diaz
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo
  • Minister for Justice: Pío Cabanillas Gallas
  • Minister for Defence: Alberto Oliart Saussol
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Juan José Rosón Pérez
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Luis Ortiz González
  • Minister for Education and Science: Federico Mayor Zaragoza
  • Minister for Employment and Social Security: Santiago Rodríguez Miranda
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Ignacio Bayón Mariné
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: José Luis Álvarez Álvarez
  • Minister for the Presidency: Matías Rodríguez Inciarte
  • Minister for Transport, Tourism and Communications: Luis Gámir Casares
  • Minister for Regional Administration: Rafael Arias-Salgado y Montalvo
  • Minister for Culture: Soledad Becerril Bustamante
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Manuel Núñez Pérez
  • Deputy Minister to the President of the Government without portfolio: Jaime Lamo de Espinosa y Michels de Champourcín

Cabinet from July 1982 to September 1982

A new cabinet reshuffle takes place on 30 July 1982. The changes are published by Royal Decrees in the Official State Gazette.

  • President of the Government: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Vice-President of the Government for Economic Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade: Juan Antonio García Díaz
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo
  • Minister for Justice: Pío Cabanillas Gallas
  • Minister for Defence: Alberto Oliart Saussol
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Juan José Rosón Pérez
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Luis Ortiz González
  • Minister for Education and Science: Federico Mayor Zaragoza
  • Minister for Employment and Social Security: Santiago Rodríguez Miranda
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Ignacio Bayón Mariné
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: José Luis Álvarez Álvarez
  • Minister for the Presidency: Matías Rodríguez Inciarte
  • Minister for Transport, Tourism and Communications: Luis Gámir Casares
  • Minister for Culture: Soledad Becerril Bustamante
  • Minister for Regional Administration: Luis Manuel Cosculluela Montaner
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Manuel Núñez Pérez

Cabinet from September 1982 to December 1982

The last cabinet reshuffle of the government of Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo takes place on 13 September1982, solely affecting the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

A Royal Decree with the appointment of the new minister is published the same day in the Official State Gazette.

  • President of the Government: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
  • Vice-President of the Government for Economic Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade: Juan Antonio García Diaz
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo
  • Minister for Justice: Pío Cabanillas Gallas
  • Minister for Defence: Alberto Oliart Saussol
  • Minister for the Treasury: Jaime García Añoveros
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Juan José Rosón Pérez
  • Minister for Public Works and Urban Development: Luis Ortiz González
  • Minister for Education and Science: Federico Mayor Zaragoza
  • Minister for Employment and Social Security: Santiago Rodríguez Miranda
  • Minister for Industry and Energy: Ignacio Bayón Mariné
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: José Luis García Ferrero
  • Minister for the Presidency: Matías Rodríguez Inciarte
  • Minister for Transport, Tourism and Communications: Luis Gámir Casares
  • Minister for Culture: Soledad Becerril Bustamante
  • Minister for Regional Administration: Luis Manuel Cosculluela Montaner
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Manuel Núñez Pérez