Information about Majorca
Majorcan form of government and politics
Mallorca is part of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands, which, like the rest of Spain’s 16 autonomous regions, is semi-autonomous. Currently, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party “Partido Socialista Obrero Español -PSOE”, with Francina Armengol as president, has been governing there since 2015 in coalition with the left-wing party “Podemos” and the left-wing socialist party “Més”.
The administrative competences of the Balearic Islands are anchored in the Statute of Autonomy (Art. 30 – 38) and include areas such as tourism, social affairs, trade and energy supply, industry, education and health as well as environmental protection.
- The Parliament of the Balearic Islands embodies the legislature and represents the people. Its core functions are to control the government, approve the budget and elect the president.
- The Prime Minister, currently Pedro Sánchez of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) party, represents the government externally, directs government policy and establishes the government, although he also has the power to remove members of the government from office. He is elected by the members of parliament.
- The government embodies the executive branch and consists of the president, the vice-president and the ministers. The government’s core tasks are to draft the budget, enact laws and carry out administrative duties.