The General Secretary
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The General Secretary

The General Secretary

The Presidency’s General Secretariat is led by a Secretary General, appointed by decree, and placed under the President’s authority.

He may be delegated the President’s power of signature.

He attends the Council of Ministers, Presidential Council, and Inter-Ministerial Council meeting.

He takes part in work sessions chaired by the President of the Republic.

He has a Head of Office, a Secretariat, and Project Officers

  • Article 11

    The Presidency’s General Secretariat is led by a Secretary General who is appointed by decree and is placed under the authority of the President.

    He may be delegated the President’s power of signature.

    He attends the Council of Ministers, Presidential Council, and Inter-Ministerial Council meetings.

    He takes part in work sessions chaired by the President of the Republic.

    He has on a Head of Office, a Secretariat, and Project Officers.

  • Article 12

    The Secretary General is assisted in its work by one or more Deputy Secretaries General, also appointed by decree. Within their area of competence, Deputy Secretaries General can act on behalf of the Secretary General should the latter be absent or incapacitated, and may receive a delegation of his authority.

    The Secretary General, in conjunction with The Director of Cabinet, assists the President of the Republic in his duties in developing and implementing national policy. To this end, he has a team of Special and Technical Advisors appointed by decree of the President.

Services operating under the Secretariat General of the Presidency include the following entities:

  • Financial control

  • Organization and Methods Office

  • Directorate of General Resources

  • Directorate of Technical Cooperation

  • Commission for Government Vehicle Control (CCVA)

  • Commission for the Control and Monitoring of State Property Abroad (CSPIE)

  • Division of the Economy

  • Division of Finance and Tax

  • Division of Health and Sport

  • Division of Territorial Coherence

  • Public Procurement Unit

  • General Mail and Documentation Office

  • Vehicle Fleet Department

  • The Presidency’s IT Department

  • Central Technical Department of Numbers and IT Security

  • Radio Laboratory

  • Office for Social Welfare

  • Legal Affairs Unit

  • Training, Education and Culture Unit

  • Child Protection Support Unit (CAPE)