President of the Congress of Deputies

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President of the
Congress of Deputies
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Incumbent
Meritxell Batet

since 21 May 2019
Congress of Deputies
StyleThe Most Excellent
SeatPalacio de las Cortes,
Madrid
NominatorMajor parties
AppointerThe Congress of Deputies
Term lengthThe duration of the Congress' meeting; normally four years with no limit.
Constituting instrumentSpanish Constitution
Inaugural holderRamón Lázaro de Dou y de Bassols
FormationSeptember 24, 1810
DeputyVice Presidents of the Congress
Salary194,548 annually (2017)[1]
Websitewww.congreso.es

The president of the Congress of Deputies (Spanish: Presidente del Congreso de los Diputados) is the speaker of the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the Cortes Generales (the Spanish parliament). The president is elected among the members of the Congress and it is, after the king and the prime minister, the highest authority in Spain.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Estos son los cargos públicos de España que más cobran". www.publico.es. Retrieved 2019-06-04.