Minister of State of the
Principality of Monaco
Ministre d'État (French)
Ministru de Statu (Monégasque)
Incumbent
Pierre Dartout
since 1 September 2020
Member ofCouncil of Government
AppointerPrince of Monaco
FormationFebruary 1911
First holderÉmile Flach
Salary€180,000/year[1]

The Prime Minister of Monaco, literally the Minister of State (French: Ministre d'État; Monégasque: Ministru de Statu), is the head of government of Monaco, appointed by and subordinate to the Prince of Monaco.

During their term of office, the officeholder is responsible for directing the work of the government and in charge of foreign relations. As the monarch's representative, the prime minister also presides (with voting powers) over the Council of Government, directs the executive services and commands the police and military.

Since 1 September 2020, Pierre Dartout has been prime minister.[2]

History of the office

Official residence of the prime minister

The office was created in 1911 with the adoption of Monaco's constitution. Until the 2002 constitutional revision, the prime minister had to be a French citizen, selected from several senior civil servants proposed by the Government of France. Since 2002, the prime minister can be either French or Monegasque and is chosen and appointed by the monarch, after consultation with the Government of France.[3] It remains the Government of France's prerogative to propose an appointee.

List of officeholders

No. Portrait Name
(born–died)
Term of office Party Prince
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Émile Flach
(1853–1926)
February 1911 December 1917 6 years, 10 months Independent Albert I
Georges Jaloustre
(1875–1951)
acting
January 1918 February 1919 1 year, 1 month
2 Raymond Le Bourdon
(1861–1937)
19 February 1919 11 August 1923 4 years, 173 days
Louis II
3 Maurice Piette
(1871–1953)
11 August 1923 February 1932 8 years, 5 months
Henry Mauran
(1899–1983)
acting
January 1932 June 1932 4 months
4 Maurice Bouilloux-Lafont
(1875–1937)
June 1932 June 1937 5 years
Henry Mauran
(1899–1983)
acting
June 1937 August 1937 2 months
5 Émile Roblot
(1886–1963)
15 September 1937 29 September 1944 7 years, 14 days
Pierre Blanchy
(1897–1981)
acting
29 September 1944 13 October 1944 14 days
6 Pierre de Witasse
(1878–1956)
13 October 1944 December 1948 4 years, 1 month
Pierre Blanchy
acting
4 January 1949 12 July 1949 189 days
Rainier III
7 Jacques Rueff
(1896–1978)
12 July 1949 1 August 1950 1 year, 20 days
8 Pierre Voizard
(1896–1982)
1 August 1950 2 September 1953 3 years, 32 days
9 Henry Soum
(1899–1983)
15 November 1953 12 February 1959 5 years, 89 days
10 Émile Pelletier
(1898–1975)
12 February 1959 23 January 1962 2 years, 345 days
Pierre Blanchy
acting
23 January 1962 16 August 1963 1 year, 205 days
11 Jean Reymond
(1912–1992)
16 August 1963 28 December 1966 3 years, 134 days
12 Paul Demange
(1906–1970)
28 December 1966 1 April 1969 2 years, 94 days
13 François-Didier Gregh
(1906–1992)
1 April 1969 24 May 1972 3 years, 53 days
14 André Saint-Mleux
(1920–2012)
24 May 1972 July 1981 9 years, 1 month
15 Jean Herly
(1920–1998)
July 1981 16 September 1985 4 years, 2 months
16 Jean Ausseil
(1925–2001)
16 September 1985 16 February 1991 6 years, 0 days
17 Jacques Dupont
(1929–2002)
16 February 1991 2 December 1994 3 years, 77 days
18 Paul Dijoud
(born 1938)
2 December 1994 3 February 1997 2 years, 63 days
19 Michel Lévêque
(born 1933)
3 February 1997 5 January 2000 2 years, 336 days
20 Patrick Leclercq
(born 1938)
5 January 2000 1 May 2005 5 years, 116 days
Albert II
21 Jean-Paul Proust
(1940–2010)
1 May 2005 29 March 2010 4 years, 332 days
22 Michel Roger
(born 1949)
29 March 2010 16 December 2015 5 years, 262 days
Gilles Tonelli
(born 1957)
acting
16 December 2015 1 February 2016 47 days
23 Serge Telle
(born 1955)
1 February 2016 31 August 2020 4 years, 212 days
24 Pierre Dartout
(born 1954)
1 September 2020 Incumbent 3 years, 300 days

See also

References

  1. ^ Laurens, Didier (2 May 2007). Monaco, un pays ensoleillé dirigé par un prince magnifique. Hachette Littératures. ISBN 9782012387997 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "New Minister of State is Sworn in during Uncertain Times". HelloMonaco. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Projet de loi autorisant la ratification de la convention destinée à adapter et à approfondir la coopération administrative entre la République française et la Principauté de Monaco", National Assembly (in French), 26 December 2006.