|Multi-party Presidential System|
|Formation||20 December 1999|
|Founding document||Macao Basic Law|
|Meeting place||Legislative Assembly Building|
|Appointed by||State Council of China|
|Headquarters||Macau Government Headquarters|
|Main organ||Executive Council|
|Court||Court of Final Appeal|
(See also Judiciary of Macau)
|Seat||Superior Court of Macau Building|
|Politics and government of Macau|
|Other Macau topics|
The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (Chinese: 澳門特別行政區政府; Portuguese: Governo da R.A.E. de Macau; conventional short name Macau Government, 澳門政府, Governo de Macau), are headed by secretariats or commissioners and report directly to the chief executive. The affairs of the government are decided by secretaries, who are appointed by the chief executive and endorsed by the State Council of the Central People's Government in Beijing. As a special administrative region of China, Macau has a high degree of autonomy, in light of the "One Country, Two Systems" policy. The Macau Government, financially independent from the Central People's Government, oversees the affairs of Macau.
The chief executive is responsible for the administration of Macau. The affairs of the government are decided by secretariats, who are appointed by the chief executive and endorsed by the State Council of the Central People's Government in Beijing. The office of chief executive replaced that of governor after 1999 as head of the government in Macau. The chief executive reports to the State Council.
The current chief executive is Ho Iat Seng and Hoi Lai Fong is the chief of the Office of the Chief Executive.
The secretaries are similar to the Hong Kong Government policy bureaux secretaries. However, there are fewer secretaries in Macau, and they are considered part of the civil service instead of officials employed on contracts. The current (fifth) government was inaugurated in December 2019.
The principal officials of the current government are:
Each secretary leads a number of bureaux (Chinese: 局 or 署; Portuguese: direcções or instituto, lit. 'directorate or institutes'), which carry out decisions and plans made by the secretaries.
The structure of the Portuguese administration in Macau was slightly different from the current:
Localisation of key positions was non-existent prior to the handover, all department heads were Portuguese. Chinese civil service heads did not appear until after the establishment of the special administrative region. Currently, many government officials received education in Mainland China, some of them even grew up in China.
The Government Information Bureau (Chinese: 澳門特別行政區政府新聞局 ; Portuguese: Gabinete de Comunicação Social, GCS), commonly known as Macaogcs is the agency responsible for coordinating and studying the social transmission of government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China The departments that broadcast and provide assistance to the administrative authorities in this field are directly under the jurisdiction of the chief executive.