Government of Gibraltar

His Majesty's Government of Gibraltar is the democratically elected government of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. The head of state is King Charles III who is represented by the Governor. Elections in Gibraltar are held every four years, with a unicameral parliament of 18 members of which 17 members are elected by popular vote and one, the Speaker, appointed by Parliament.

His Majesty's Government
of Gibraltar
Central Government
Country Gibraltar
The Crown
Head of stateKing Charles III
LegislatureParliament of Gibraltar
Head of governmentFabian Picardo
Headquarters6 Convent Place,
Main organCabinet of Gibraltar
CourtSupreme Court of Gibraltar

The executive

The leader of the majority party (or majority coalition) is formally appointed by the governor as the Chief Minister (head of government).[1]

The legislature

The Cabinet (Council of Ministers) is generally formed by 10 of the 17 elected Members of Parliament, through choice made by the Chief Minister with the approval of the Governor.[2] The seven remaining members constitute the Opposition (Shadow Cabinet).[1]

The last general election was held on 17 October 2019.


The Cabinet (elected as from December 2011) and after the reshuffle, as announced by the Chief Minister after the 2019 general election.[3]

Party Name Portfolio
GSLP Fabian Picardo MP KC LPG Joseph Garcia MP
  • Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar
GSLP John Cortes MP MBE
  • Minister for the Environment, Trade, Sustainability, Climate Change and Education
GSLP Albert Isola MP
  • Minister for Digital, Financial Services, and Public Utilities
GSLP Samantha Sacramento MP
  • Minister for the Health Authority, Justice, Social Affairs, Multiculturalism, Heritage, Equality and Community Affairs
GSLP Sir Joseph Bossano MP KCMG
  • Minister for Economic Development, Enterprise, Telecommunications & the Gibraltar Savings Bank
LPG Vijay Daryanani MP
  • Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port
GSLP Paul Balban MP
  • Minister for Employment, Health and Safety and Social Security
LPG Steven Linares MP
  • Minister for Housing, Youth and Sport
GSLP Gilbert Licudi MP KC
  • Backbencher

See also


  1. Central Intelligence Agency (ed.). "Gibraltar". The World Factbook. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  2. Isolas Gibraltar Lawyers (ed.). "Gibraltar Parliament". Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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