Junta de Andalucia
The region of Andalucia is governed by the Junta de Andalucia which comprises of three bodies. The Andalucian Parliament, the President of Andalucia, and the Government of Andalucia.
The Junta de Andalucia controls a 30,000 million euro annual budget, has 250,000 employees and manages a wide range of public services from Education, to the Health Service. It overseas agrarian & fisheries policy, rural development, and aproves local Town Planning policy, has an Environmental policy, and is responsible for Tourism Promotion and many things that affect the lives of residents and to a lesser extent tourists.
The oficial publication of the Junta de Andalucia is the BOJA. Boletin Oficial de la Junta de Andalucia is found on the organisation's website.
The Andalucian Parliament was created on 21 June 1982 and is composed of 109 elected Diputados. There are parliamentary elections every four years. The political parties of Andalucia present their candidates by closed lists for each of the eight provinces
The Andalucian Parliament also designates 9 (national) Senators (in proportion to number of members of each parliamentary group.) More>
President of Andalucia
The president of Andalucia is elected by the deputies of the Andalucian Parliament, and invested by the King of Spain. The president chooses their 'Consejeros' and assigns executive responsibilities. The president is "chief executive" of Andalucia and also represents the face of Andalucia both internaly and externally. The president is responsible to the Andalucian Parliament an can call elections and referendums with the approval of the Spanish Cortes (Parliaments). The official residence it the Palacio de San Telmo in Seville. More>
Government of Andalucia
The executive cabinet or "Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Andalucia" is presided over by the President of Andalucia, and includes Vice Presidents and 'Consejeros'. (distinct from 'Ministeros' (Ministers) in the national government or Concejales (Councilors) in local government)
The President appoints the 'Consejeros' and assigns executive responsibilities and each 'Consejeros' takes the responsibility of a 'Consejeria'. (Ministries or Departments). The titles of the 'Consejerias' and the organisational structure and the responsibilities change slightly from government to government. More>