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XII Legislature

Cabinet from 19 July to 16 August 2016

Following the general elections held on 26 June, called pursuant to Royal Decree 184/2016, of 3 May (Official State Gazette 03/05/2016), the 12th Legislature commenced on 19 July 2016 with the formation of the two parliamentary chambers, the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament.

The second government of the 11th Legislature remains as a caretaker government except for the Minister for Public Works who leaves her ministerial post to take on the functions of the Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament. The Minister for Justice takes on the ordinary functions of the affairs corresponding to the Ministry of Public Works.

  • President of the Government: Mariano Rajoy Brey
  • Vice-President of the Government and Minister for the Presidency: María Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría Antón
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil
  • Minister for Justice and ordinary discharge of duties of the Ministry for Public Works: Rafael Catalá Polo
  • Minister for Defence: Pedro Morenés Eulate
  • Minister for the Treasury and Public Administration Services: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Jorge Fernández Díaz
  • Minister for Education, Culture and Sport: Íñigo Méndez de Vigo
  • Minister for Employment and Social Security: María Fátima Báñez García
  • Minister for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs: Isabel García Tejerina
  • Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness and ordinary discharge of duties of Ministry for Industry, Energy and Tourism: Luis de Guindos Jurado
  • Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality: Alfonso Alonso Aranegui

Cabinet from 16 August 2016 to 4 November

As a result of the resignation of the Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality, in order to stand in the regional elections in the Basque Country, the acting Minister for Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez, has taken on the ordinary duties of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, pursuant to Royal Decree 323/2016, of 10 August.

  • President of the Government: Mariano Rajoy Brey
  • Vice-President of the Government and Minister for the Presidency: María Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría Antón
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil
  • Minister for Justice and ordinary discharge of duties of the Ministry for Public Works: Rafael Catalá Polo
  • Minister for Defence: Pedro Morenés Eulate
  • Minister for the Treasury and Public Administration Services: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Jorge Fernández Díaz
  • Minister for Education, Culture and Sport: Íñigo Méndez de Vigo
  • Minister for Employment and Social Security and ordinary discharge of duties of the Ministry for Health, Social Services and Equality: María Fátima Báñez García
  • Minister for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs: Isabel García Tejerina
  • Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness and ordinary discharge of duties of Ministry for Industry, Energy and Tourism: Luis de Guindos Jurado

Cabinet from 4 November to present

© Casa de S.M. el Rey The first government of the 12th Legislature was formed on 4 November 2016, made up of the following members:

  • President of the Government: Mariano Rajoy Brey (Royal Decree 414/2016, of 30 October, published in the Official State Gazette on 31 October).
  • Vice-President of the Government, Minister of the Presidency and of the Regional Administrations: Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría Antón (Royal Decree 416/2016, of 3 November, published in the Offical State Gazette on 4 Noverber).
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Alfonso Dastis Quecedo
  • Minister of Justice: Rafael Catalá Polo
  • Minister of Defence: María Dolores de Cospedal García
  • Minister of the Treasury and Public Function: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister of Home Affairs: Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez
  • Minister of Public Works: Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz
  • Minister of Education, Culture and Sport: Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo
  • Minister of Employment and Social Security: Fátima Báñez García
  • Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda: Álvaro Nadal Belda
  • Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environmental Affairs: Isabel García Tejerina
  • Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry and Competition: Luis de Guindos Jurado
  • Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality: Dolors Montserrat Montserrat

The appointment of the ministers is contained in Royal Decree 417/2016, of 3 November, published in the Official State Gazette on 4 November.

The Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, in addition to his ministerial portfolio, also takes on the post of Government Spokesperson (Royal Decree 418, of 3 November, published in the Official State Gazette on 4 November).