President of Cantabria
The President of Cantabria, according to the Autonomy Statute of Cantabria, presides over the Government of Cantabria, directing its activities, coordinating the Administration of the autonomous community, designating and separating the councillors, and holds supreme representation of the autonomous community and ordinary representation of the State in Cantabria. He or she is elected by the Parliament of Cantabria among its members, and is appointed by the King of Spain.
|President of Cantabria|
|Seat||Santander, Cantabria, Spain|
|Nominator||Parliament of Cantabria|
Following a voting by a majority of the Parliament of Cantabria and with the countersignature of the President of the Parliament of Cantabria
|Term length||4 years. No limits.|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of 1978|
|Inaugural holder||José Antonio Rodríguez Martínez|
The Parliament elects him or her by absolute majority in first session or by simple majority in subsequent. Between each session at least forty eight hours have to pass. If two months after the constitution of the Parliament there hasn't been elected a candidate, it is dissolved and there is another call for elections.
Election and investitureEdit
3. The President of the Autonomous Community shall be elected by Parliament from among its members and appointed by the King. To this end, the President of Parliament, after consultation with the political forces represented therein and after hearing the Table of the Parliament, shall propose a candidate or candidate for President of the Autonomous Community. The candidate or candidate will present his program to the House Plenum and, in order to be elected, must obtain an absolute majority in the first voting; If this qualified majority is not obtained, a new voting shall be held after forty-eight hours and shall be elected if it obtains a simple majority. If no such majority is obtained in this second voting, successive proposals will be processed in the form previously foreseen.(...)— Article 17, Statute of Autonomy of Cantabria
Functions and powersEdit
1. The President of the Autonomous Community holds the highest representation of the Autonomous Community and the ordinary state in Cantabria.
2. The President appoints and separates the members of the Government and presides, directs and coordinates their action.— Article 17, Statute of Autonomy of Cantabria
2. The dissolution will be agreed by Decree, in which elections will be called in turn, being contained in the same as the requirements required by the applicable electoral legislation.
3. The President may not agree to the dissolution of Parliament during the first session of the legislature, when less than a year is left for its termination, or when a vote of no confidence is pending. Nor shall it be able to agree on dissolution before one year has elapsed since the last dissolution by this procedure. In no case may the President dissolve Parliament when a state electoral process is called.— Article 23, Statute of Autonomy of Cantabria
Also, in the second point of the article 22 is given the unique authority to the President of Cantabria to raise a matter of confidence:
2. The President, after deliberation by the Government, may raise before Parliament the question of confidence in his program or in a general policy statement. The trust will be understood granted when you vote in favor of it the simple majority of the Deputies.— Article 22, Statute of Autonomy of Cantabria
Cessation, matter of confidence and constructive vote of no confidenceEdit
1. The Government of Cantabria will respond politically to the Parliament jointly without prejudice to the direct responsibility of each one of its components.
2. The President, after deliberation by the Government, may raise before Parliament the matter of confidence in his program or in a general policy statement. The trust will be understood granted when you vote in favor of it the simple majority of the Deputies.
3. The Parliament can demand the political responsibility of the President or the Government through the adoption by absolute majority of the constructive vote of no confidence.
4. Should the Parliament deny its confidence, the President of Cantabria will present his resign before the Parliament, the President of which shall convene the plenary session for the election of the new President in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 17 within a maximum of 15 days.
5. If the Parliament adopts a vote of no confidence, the President will present his resign before the Chamber and the candidate included in it shall be deemed to have the confidence of Parliament. The King will appoint him President of the Autonomous Community.
6. The President may not raise the issue of confidence while a vote of no confidence is pending.— Article 22, Statute of Autonomy of Cantabria
List of Presidents of CantabriaEdit
|Name||Term Begins||Term Ends||Political Party||Notes|
|José Antonio Rodríguez Martínez||March 15, 1982||March 2, 1984||Independent|
|Ángel Díaz de Entresotos||March 2, 1984||June 24, 1987||People's Alliance|
|Juan Hormaechea||June 24, 1987||December 5, 1990||Independent|
|Jaime Blanco García||December 5, 1990||July 2, 1991||Socialist Party of Cantabria|
|Juan Hormaechea||July 2, 1991||July 13, 1995||Union for the Progress of Cantabria (UPCA)|
|José Joaquín Martínez Sieso||July 13, 1995||June 27, 2003||People's Party|
|Miguel Ángel Revilla||June 27, 2003||June 23, 2011||Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)|
|Ignacio Diego||June 23, 2011||July 3, 2015||People's Party|
|Miguel Ángel Revilla||July 3, 2015||Incumbent||Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)|