Prime Minister of Spain

head of government of Spain

The President of the Government of Spain (Spanish: Presidente del Gobierno),[2] 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.

President of the Government of Spain
Presidente del Gobierno de España
Flag of Government Officials
Pedro Sánchez

since 1 June 2018
StyleExcelentísimo Señor
His Excellency (diplomatic)
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
European Council
ResidencePalacio de la Moncloa
SeatMadrid, Spain
NominatorThe Monarch
Countersigned by the President of the Congress of Deputies
AppointerThe Monarch
Following a vote of confidence by a majority of the Congress of Deputies and with the countersignature of the President of the Congress of Deputies
Term lengthNo 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 instrumentConstitution of 1978
Formation1834, 1978 (in its current incarnation)
First holderFrancisco Martínez de la Rosa, Adolfo Suárez (current Constitution)
DeputyVice President of the Government
Salary€78,185 p.a.[1]

List of prime ministers (1976–present)


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.


  1. "El director de Gabinete de Rajoy, el mejor pagado de la Presidencia". (in Spanish). El Pais. El presidente del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, percibe 78.185 euros brutos al año (6.515 euros brutos al mes).
  2. Secretary of State for Communications of the Ministry of the Presidency. "President of the Government". Ministry of the Presidency of Spain. Retrieved 16 July 2011.

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