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Government of the Canton Grisons

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Government of the Canton Grisons with Head of the State Chancellery

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, 2019 to December 31, 2022

The presidency of the parliament changes each year

President 2019

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Jon Domenic Parolini

Dr. sc. techn. degree at the ETH Zurich special field forest policy and forest economics
Elected member of government: May 18, 2014
Head of the Department of Education, Culture and Environmental protection
Conservative Democratic Party (BDP) of the Grisons
Born September 15, 1959
Citizen of: Scuol and Braggio (Val Calanca)
Resident in: Scuol



Vice-President 2019

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Christian Rathgeb

Dr. iur. Attorney at law
Elected member of government: January 29, 2012
Head of the Department for Finance and Communities
Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) of the Grisons
Born February 14, 1970
Citizen of: Rhäzüns
Resident in: Chur


 

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Mario Cavigelli

Dr. iur. Attorney at law
Elected member of government: June 13, 2010
Head of the Department Construction, Transport and Forestry
Catholic-Democratic People's Party (CVP) of the Grisons
Born November 18, 1965
Citizen of: Ilanz/Glion (Siat) und Domat/Ems
Resident in: Domat/Ems


 

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Marcus Caduff

Dipl. Ing. Agr. ETH / MAS MTEC ETH
Elected member of government: June 10, 2018
Head of the Department for Economic and Social Affairs
Catholic-Democratic People's Party (CVP) of the Grisons
Born August 6, 1973
Citizen of: Lumnezia
Resident in: Morissen


 

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Peter Peyer

Trade unionist
Elected member of government: June 10, 2018
Head of the Department Justice, Health and Safety
Social Democratic Party (SP) of the Grisons
Born December 18,1965
Citizen of: Willisau
Resident in: Trin



State Chancellery

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Daniel Spadin

Attorney at law
Elected Director of the State Chancellery: November 1, 2016
Head of the State Chancellery
Born October 5, 1971
Citizen of: Rhäzüns
Resident in: Chur





Pictures

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Government of the Canton Grisons

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Government of the Canton Grisons with Head of the State Chancellery