Government of the Canton Grisons

The cantonal government is the highest legislative and executive authority, it is made up of five members. Members of government are elected by parliament in a majority vote for a term of four years and may only be re-elected twice.

Each member of the government is head of a department of the cantonal administration and, as such, is subject to the parliament as overall authority. The cantonal constitution assigns the government with the following tasks, among others:
  • To plan, determine and coordinate the objective and means of federal actions with reservation regarding the powers of the electors and the cantonal parliament
  • To execute laws and regulations as well as rulings of the cantonal parliament
  • To represent the canton internally and externally
  • To ensure protection of public safety and law and order.

Term of office from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014

The presidency of the parliament changes each year

 

President 2014

 

Mario Cavigelli

Dr. iur. Attorney at law

Elected member of government: 13. June 2010

Head of the Department Construction, Transport and Forestry

Catholic-Democratic People's Party (CVP) of the Grisons

Born 18. November 1965

Citizen of: Siat and Domat/Ems

Resident in: Domat/Ems

Video Mario Cavigelli

 

 

 

 

Vice-President 2014

 

Martin Jäger

Teacher

Elected member of government: 13. June 2010

Head of the Department of Education, Culture and Environmental protection

Social Democratic Party (SP) of the Grisons

Born 2. July 1953

Citizen of: Brugg (AG) and Chur

Resident in: Chur

Video Martin Jäger

 

 

 

 

Christian Rathgeb

Dr. iur. Attorney at law

Elected member of government: 29. January 2012

Head of the Department Justice, Health and Safety

Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) of the Grisons

Born 14. February 1970

Citizen of: Rhäzüns

Resident in: Chur

Video Christian Rathgeb

 

 

 

 

Barbara Janom Steiner

Attorney at law / Executive MBA HSG

Elected member of government: March 30, 2008

Head of the Department for Finance and Communities

Conservative Democratic Party (BDP) of the Grisons

Born April 2, 1963

Citizen of: Sent

Resident in: Chur

Video Barbara Janom Steiner

 

 

 

 

 

Hansjörg Trachsel

Dipl. Civil Engineer HTL

Elected member of government: September 26, 2004

Head of the Department for Economic and Social Affairs

Conservative Democratic Party (BDP) of the Grisons

President of Parliament 2009

Born August 30, 1948

Citizen of: Celerina/Schlarigna and Rüeggisberg

Resident in: Celerina/Schlarigna

Video Hansjörg Trachsel

 

 

State Chancellery

 

Claudio Riesen

Dr. iur. Attorney at law

Elelcted Director of the State Chancellery: October 8, 1990

Head of the State Chancellery

Born June 12, 1953

Citizen of: Val Müstair and Rüschegg BE

Resident in: Chur

 

 

 

 

 

 

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