Welsh Government

The Welsh Government (Welsh: Llywodraeth Cymru) is the devolved government of Wales. The government consists of ministers and deputy ministers, and also of a counsel general. Ministers only attend the Cabinet Meetings of the Welsh Government. It is led by the first minister, usually the leader of the largest party in the Senedd (Welsh Parliament; Welsh: Senedd Cymru), who selects ministers and deputy ministers with the approval of the Senedd. The government is responsible for tabling policy in devolved areas (such as health, education, economic development, transport and local government) for consideration by the Senedd and implementing policy that has been approved by it.[1][2]

Welsh Government
Welsh: Llywodraeth Cymru
Established12 May 1999 (1999-05-12)
LeaderFirst Minister (Mark Drakeford)
Appointed byFirst Minister approved by the Senedd, ceremonially appointed by the Monarch (Charles III)
Main organCabinet
Responsible toSenedd
Annual budget£18.4 billion (2019/20)
Mark Drakeford, First Minister takes a COVID-19 press conference in January 2021

The current Welsh Government is a Labour minority administration, following the 2021 Senedd election. Mark Drakeford has been the first minister of Wales since December 2018.

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