The General Secretary

The Presidency’s General Secretariat is led by a Secretary General, appointed by decree, and shall operate under the President’s authority.
• They may be delegated the President’s signing authority.
• They attend the Council of Ministers, Presidential Councils, and Inter-Ministerial Councils.
• They take part in work sessions chaired by the President of the Republic.
• They can rely on their Head of Office, their Secretariat, as well as their Project Officers

The General Secretary in the Constitution


Article 11



The Presidency’s General Secretariat is led by a Secretary General who is appointed by decree and shall operate under the President’s authority.
They may be delegated the President’s signing authority.
They attend the Council of Ministers, Presidential Councils, and Inter-Ministerial Councils.
They take part in work sessions chaired by the President of the Republic.
They can rely on their Head of Office, their Secretariat, as well as their Project Officers.

Article 12


The Secretary General is assisted in their work by one or several Deputy Secretaries General, also appointed by decree. Within their area of competence, Deputy Secretaries General can act on behalf of the Secretary General in his absence or incapacity, and may receive a delegation of his authority.

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

Services related to the General Secretary of the Presidency include the following entities:

  • Financial control
  • Organization and Methods Office
  • Directorate of General Resources
  • Directorate of Technical Cooperation
  • Government Vehicles Control Commission (CCVA)
  • State’s Foreign Property Portfolio Control and Monitoring Commission (CSPIE)
  • Economy Pole
  • Finance and Tax Pole
  • Health and Sport Pole
  • Territorial Coherence Pole
  • 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
  • Unit for Support to Child Protection (CAPE)
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