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The Minister of State

Duties

The Minister of State is assisted by five Ministers appointed by the Prince.

The Minister of State is appointed by the Prince. He represents the Prince and is the highest authority after the Prince.

He is charged with the administration of the Country and, for this purpose, draws upon the State’s executive services, in particular the Military Force.

The five Ministers head the specialized ministries of the Administration. They submit administrative matters prepared by their ministries to the Minister of State at meetings of the Council of Government.

The Ministries are subdivided into Departments and Offices.

Civil claims submitted to the Minister of State

As Head of the State’s executive services, the Minister of State is the competent authority to decide on civil claims, internal appeals and appeals to higher bodies, pursuant to the provisions of  OS 3.413 of 29 August 2011 laying down various measures on the relationship between the Administration and the public.

Applicants can thus have their claims or circumstances re-examined, or be informed of the reasons or grounds upon which an administrative decision has been based.

The current Minister of State is: His Excellency Mr Pierre DARTOUT

H.E. Mr Pierre DARTOUT, Minister of State

H.E. Mr. Pierre DARTOUT, Minister of State of the Principality, who was appointed by Sovereign Ordinance on 6 August 2020, took up his duties on 1st September 2020.

His date of birth is 9 April 1954.

DIPLOMAS

  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • Diploma from the Paris Institute of Political Studies
  • Former student of the École nationale d’administration (Class of Voltaire)

 

CAREER AND PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

1980: Grade 2 civil servant in the Ministry of the Interior

From 1980 to 1981, Grade 2 deputy prefect, Chief of Staff to the Prefect of La Vendée

From 1981 to 1993, Deputy Prefect of Le Blanc

From 1983 to 1985, Secretary General of the Prefecture of La Réunion for Economic Affairs, with additional responsibility for regional affairs in La Réunion

1985, Grade 1 civil servant

From 1985 to 1986, Project Coordinator for the Deputy Director of Territorial Administration (mobility)

1986, Head of the Territorial Organisation Office (Directorate General for Administration)

From 1986 to 1987 Head of the Elections and Political Studies Office (Directorate General for Administration)

1987, Senior civil servant

From 1989 to 1992, Senior deputy prefect, Chief of Staff to the Prefect of Pays-de-la-Loire region, Prefect of Loire-Atlantique (category 1)

From 1992 to 1993, Secretary General for the Prefecture of Calvados (category 1)

From 1993 to 1995, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of Overseas

From 1995 to 1997, Prefect of French Guiana region, Prefect of French Guiana, confirmed in grade

From 1997 to 1998, Secondment as Director of Territorial Administration and Political Affairs

From 1998 to 2000,Prefect of Pyrénées-Orientales

From 2000 to 2002, Prefect of Drôme

From 2002 to 2004, Prefect of Pyrénées-Atlantiques

From 2004 to 2007, Prefect of Var

From 2007 to 2008, Prefect without regional portfolio. Chief of Staff to the President of the National Assembly

From 2008 to 2009, Interministerial Representative for Regional land-use planning and Competitiveness

From 2009 to 2010, Interministerial Representative for Regional land-use planning and Attractiveness

From 2010 to 2013, Prefect of Val-de-Marne (senior)

From 2013 to 2015, Prefect of Champagne-Ardenne region, Prefect of Marne

From 2015 to 2016, Prefect of Aquitaine region, Prefect of the South-West Defence and Security Zone, Prefect of Gironde

From 2016 to 2017, Prefect of Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region, Prefect of the South-West Defence and Security Zone, Prefect of Gironde

From 2017 to 2020, Prefect of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Prefect of the Southern Defence and Security Zone, Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône

From September 2020, Minister of State of the Principality of Monaco

DECORATIONS

  • Officer of the Legion of Honour
  • Commander of the National Order of Merit

Former Ministers of State of the Principality

1911 : Émile FLACH

1918 : Georges JALOUSTRE

1919 : Raymond LE BOURDON

1923 : Maurice PIETTE

1932 : Maurice BOUILLOUX-LAFONT

1937 : Émile ROBLOT

1944 : Pierre de WITASSE

1949 : Jacques RUEFF

1950 : Pierre VOIZARD

1953 : Henry SOUM

1959 : Émile PELLETIER

1963 : Jean-Émile REYMOND

1967 : Paul DEMANGE

1969 : François-Didier GREGH

1972 : André SAINT-MLEUX

1981 : Jean HERLY

1985 : Jean AUSSEIL

1991 : Jacques DUPONT

1994 : Paul DIJOUD

1997 : Michel LEVEQUE

2000 : Patrick LECLERCQ

2005 : Jean-Paul PROUST

2010 : Michel ROGER

2016 : Serge TELLE

Legal References

Constitution of the Principality of 17 December 1962  

Sovereign Ordinance no. 8.229 of 6 August 2020 concerning the appointment of the Minister of State     

Ordinance no. 3.413 of 29 August 2011 concerning various measures pertaining to the relationship between the Government and its subjects

Contact details

Ministère d'Etat

Phone Number : (+377) 98 98 80 00

Fax Number : (+377) 98 98 82 17

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Ministère d'Etat

Place de la Visitation

MC 98000 MONACO

Phone Number : (+377) 98 98 80 00

Fax Number : (+377) 98 98 82 17

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