The Statute of Autonomy states that the President of the regional government is the region's maximum representative and the country's representative in the region; he also holds the presidency of the regional Government, direct its activities and co-ordinates the functions of its members.
The Castilla y León regional Parliament elect the President among its members. This means that he/she must be a Parliament deputy.Its regulation is explained with detail, in the Act 3/2001, 3rd July, of the Government and Administration of Castilla y León region, that enumerates its powers, giving special significance to those called basic powers.
The basic powers are:
Among the other functions: to manage and co-ordinate the government actions, to appoint and remove the regional ministers, to call and chair the meetings of the Government Council, to sign the decrees and agreements of the regional Government, to watch for the observance of the regional government decisions, to create, modify and remove the regional ministries. He also has the power to appoint one of more Vice-presidents.
The regional Government Presidency has the head office in Valladolid at Plaza de Castilla y León, 1.
|Demetrio Madrid López||1983-1986|
|José Constantino Nalda García||1986-1987|
|José María Aznar López||1987-1989|
|Jesús María Posada Moreno||1989-1991|
|Juan José Lucas Jiménez||1991-2001|
|Juan Vicente Herrera Campo||2001-|
Source: Castilla y León regional Government