Minister of State (Monaco)

Minister of State of the
Principality of Monaco
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Incumbent
Serge Telle

since 1 February 2016
AppointerPrince of Monaco
Inaugural holderÉmile Flach
FormationFebruary 1911
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The Minister of State is the head of government of Monaco, being appointed by and subordinate to the Prince or Princess of Monaco. During their term of office, the holder is responsible for directing the work of the Monegasque government and is in charge of foreign relations. As the monarch's representative, the Minister of State also directs the executive services, commands the Police and the Military, and presides (with voting powers) over the Council of Government.

History of the office[]

Official residence of Minister of State

The office was created in 1911 with the adoption of Monaco's constitution. Until the revision of the constitution of 2002, the Minister had to be a French citizen,[citation needed] selected from several senior civil servants proposed by the French government. Since 2002, the Minister of State can be either French or Monegasque and is chosen and appointed by the monarch, after consultation with the French government.

List of Ministers of State of Monaco (1911–present)[]

Name
(Birth–death)
Took office Left office Political affiliation
1 Émile Flach
(1853–1926)
February 1911 December 1917 Independent
Georges Jaloustre
(1875–1951)
Acting Minister of State
January 1918 February 1919 Independent
2 Raymond Le Bourdon
(1861–1937)
19 February 1919 11 August 1923 Independent
3 Maurice Piette
(1871–1953)
11 August 1923 February 1932 Independent
Henry Mauran
(1899–1983)
Acting Minister of State
January 1932 June 1932 Independent
4 Maurice Bouilloux-Lafont
(1875–1937)
June 1932 June 1937 Independent
Henry Mauran
(1899–1983)
Acting Minister of State
June 1937 August 1937 Independent
5 Émile Roblot
(1886–1963)
15 September 1937 29 September 1944 Independent
Pierre Blanchy
Acting Minister of State
29 September 1944 13 October 1944 Independent
6 Pierre de Witasse
(1878–1956)
13 October 1944 December 1948 Independent
Pierre Blanchy
Acting Minister of State
4 January 1949 12 July 1949 Independent
7 Jacques Rueff
(1896–1978)
12 July 1949 1 August 1950 Independent
8 Pierre Voizard
(1896–1982)
1 August 1950 2 September 1953 Independent
9 Henry Soum
(1899–1983)
15 November 1953 12 February 1959 Independent
10 Émile Pelletier
(1898–1975)
12 February 1959 23 January 1962 Independent
Pierre Blanchy
Acting Minister of State
23 January 1962 16 August 1963 Independent
11 Jean Reymond
(1912–1986)
16 August 1963 28 December 1966 Independent
12 Paul Demange
(1906–1970)
28 December 1966 1 April 1969 Independent
13 François-Didier Gregh
(1906–1992)
1 April 1969 24 May 1972 Independent
14 André Saint-Mleux
(1920–2012)
24 May 1972 July 1981 Independent
15 Jean Herly
(1920–1998)
July 1981 16 September 1985 Independent
16 Jean Ausseil
(1925–2001)
16 September 1985 16 February 1991 Independent
17 Jacques Dupont
(1929–2002)
16 February 1991 2 December 1994 Independent
18 Paul Dijoud
(born 1938)
2 December 1994 3 February 1997 Independent
19 Michel Lévêque
(born 1933)
3 February 1997 5 January 2000 Independent
20 Patrick Leclercq
(born 1938)
5 January 2000 29 March 2005 Independent
21 Jean-Paul Proust
(1940–2010)
29 March 2005 29 March 2010 Independent
22 Michel Roger
(born 1949)
29 March 2010 16 December 2015 Independent
Gilles Tonelli
(born 1957)
Acting Minister of State
16 December 2015 1 February 2016 Independent
23 Serge Telle
(born 1955)
1 February 2016 Incumbent Independent

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