Generalitat Valenciana

Generalitat Valenciana
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Emblem of the Generalitat Valenciana
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Agency overview
Formed1238 (Corts forals valencianes) 1418 (Diputació General) 1978 (Consell del País Valencià) 1982 (Generalitat Valenciana)
JurisdictionValencian Community
HeadquartersPalau de la Generalitat Valenciana
Employees228.453 (2010)
Minister responsible

The Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian pronunciation: [dʒeneɾaliˈtad valensiˈana]) is the generic name covering the different self-government institutions under which the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia is politically organized.

It consists of seven institutions including the Corts Valencianes (or autonomous Parliament), the President of the Generalitat, or the autonomous government itself (or Consell). Its functions are regulated by the Valencian Statute of Autonomy. Despite being also present in various cities of the Valencian Community, the main locations of the autonomous Parliament, presidency of the Generalitat and the Consell are all in the city of Valencia. There is also an office in Brussels appointed by the Generalitat Valenciana lobbying before the European Union.

President of the Generalitat

The current President of the Generalitat Valenciana is Ximo Puig of the Socialist Party of the Valencian Community (PSPV-PSOE), who was born in Morella (in Els Ports, province of Castellón). He assumed the Presidency in June 2015 and took office in Les Corts in the same month, as the head of a coalition between the PSPV-PSOE, Coalició Compromís and Podem.