|Prime Minister of the|
Principality of Andorra
|Cap de Govern del Principat d'Andorra|
|Member of||Executive Council|
|Appointer||General Council of Andorra|
|Term length||Four years,|
|Formation||8 January 1982|
|First holder||Òscar Ribas Reig|
The head of government of the Principality of Andorra (Catalan : Cap de Govern del Principat d'Andorra), alternatively known as the prime minister of Andorra, is the chief executive of the government of Andorra. They are appointed by the General Council. The position was created in 1982 after constitutional reforms separated the executive and legislative powers. Òscar Ribas Reig was elected as the country's first prime minister on 4 January 1982. The current prime minister is Xavier Espot Zamora, who has been in office since 16 May 2019.
|Elected||Term of office||Political Party|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|1|| Òscar Ribas Reig |
|1981||8 January 1982||21 May 1984||2 years, 134 days||Independent|
|2|| Josep Pintat-Solans |
|1985||21 May 1984||12 January 1990||5 years, 236 days||Independent|
|(1)|| Òscar Ribas Reig |
| 1989 |
|12 January 1990||7 December 1994||4 years, 326 days||National Democratic Group|
|3|| Marc Forné Molné |
| 1997 |
|7 December 1994||27 May 2005||10 years, 174 days||Liberal Party|
|4|| Albert Pintat |
|2005||27 May 2005||5 June 2009||4 years, 9 days||Liberal Party|
|5|| Jaume Bartumeu |
|2009||5 June 2009||28 April 2011||1 year, 327 days||Social Democratic Party|
|—|| Pere López Agràs |
|—||28 April 2011||12 May 2011||14 days||Social Democratic Party|
|6|| Antoni Martí |
|2011||12 May 2011||23 March 2015||3 years, 315 days||Democrats for Andorra|
|—|| Gilbert Saboya Sunyé |
|—||23 March 2015||1 April 2015||9 days||Democrats for Andorra|
|(6)|| Antoni Martí |
|2015||1 April 2015||16 May 2019||4 years, 45 days||Democrats for Andorra|
|7|| Xavier Espot Zamora |
|2019||16 May 2019||Incumbent||3 years, 234 days||Democrats for Andorra|
Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate on the Iberian Peninsula, in the eastern Pyrenees, bordered by France to the north and Spain to the south. Believed to have been created by Charlemagne, Andorra was ruled by the count of Urgell until 988, when it was transferred to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urgell. The present principality was formed by a charter in 1278. It is headed by two co-princes: the bishop of Urgell in Catalonia, Spain and the president of France. Its capital and largest city is Andorra la Vella.
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Events in the year 2020 in the Principality of Andorra.
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Events in the year 2022 in Andorra.
Events in the year 2023 in Andorra.
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