Government of Tirol

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Government of Tirol
Guviern dl Tirol
Tirol COA No shield.svg
Overview
CountryFree State of Tirol
LeaderPremier
Appointed bySpeaker of the Senate
Ministries18
HeadquartersPremier House

The Government of Tirol (Ladin: Guviern dl Tirol) also the Ministries of Tirol (Ladin: Ministeres dl Tirol) the executive cabinet of the Free State of Tirol. It is composed of the Premier, who is head of government and the ministers, often in coalitions the office of Vice Premier is established for the junior coalition partner.

Functioning

Grand Council of the Government in session
Sitting opposite to Premier Kindle is the Speaker of the Senate

The government is convened for frequently scheduled meetings. When formally convened as such, the government is termed the Council of Ministers (Ladin: Cunsëi di Ministeres), which is equivalent to the word "cabinet". The Premier presides over cabinet meetings as primus inter pares without decisional authority, regardless of his right of proposal concerning the appointment of the government's members by the Speaker. The cabinet adopts resolutions in the presence of at least half of its members and, according to the ruling of the Tiroler Constitutional Court, unanimously – in particular the introduction of bills to the National Council. Each minister is also responsible for his or her own ministry, and may be supported by one or more secretaries of state, who also participate in the cabinet's meetings. State secretaries are not considered members of the government, and have no right to vote during cabinet meetings.

Once a year there is a Grand Council of the Government (Ladin: Cunsëi Gran dl Guviern), in which all eighteen ministers, and all eighteen senators meet in the cabinet room. Each minister will sit opposite the senator who chairs the committee for their ministry. The Grand Council is hailed by many anti-corruption organisations as a watershed moment for scrutiny in Tiroler politics.

Current government

On 5 May 2017, Speaker Erwin Moroder reappointed Ulrike Kindle Premier of Tirol, for his third term. The cabinet consists entirely of Labour ministers.

Ministries

The Tiroler government maintains eighteen cabinet ministers, with around 80 junior ministers working under them. The cabinet ministers are drawn from the National Council, usually only from the governing parties, currently the Labour Party.

  • Ministry of the Premiership
  • Ministry of the Treasury
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Arboriculture, and Resource Management
  • Ministry of Business and Industrial Relations
  • Ministry of Defence of the Realm
  • Ministry of Ecology and Conservation
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of International Development
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Labour
  • Ministry of the Arts, Culture, and Sport
  • Ministry of the Interior
  • Ministry of the Provinces
  • Ministry of Transport and Emergency Management