Minister of State

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Minister of State is a title borne by officials in certain countries governed under the parliamentary system. A "minister of state" is usually a junior minister, who is either listed as a member of the cabinet or assigned to assist a specific cabinet minister. However in some nations a "minister of state" is a holder of a more senior position, such as a cabinet minister or even a head of government.

  • France: Minister of State (Ministre d'État) is a honorific title bestowed during his nomination on a minister of particular importance. It is not to be mistaken for a Secretary of State (Secrétaire d'État), a junior minister assisting a minister and who may only attend cabinet meeting if the topic discussed touches his responsibilities.
  • Japan: Minister of State is the title borne by all members of the Japanese Cabinet.
  • Spain: During the time servin Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo as Prime Minister of Spain (1981-1982), Ministers of State were created which held a more distinct position within the government. However this initiative did not last since his succesors did not follow this path.


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