Andorra profile

Andorra's head of government Antoni Marti Petit Antoni Marti belongs to the Democrats for Andorra coalition

Co-heads of state: Joan Enric Vives i Sicilia, Bishop of Urgell, Spain, and President Francois Hollande of France

Head of government: Antoni Marti

Antoni Marti took over as head of government after his Democrats for Andorra coalition heavily defeated the incumbent Social Democratic Party (PS) in an early parliamentary election in May 2011.

His predecessor, Jaume Bartumeu Cassany, had called the election when the opposition blocked the government's budget in parliament for the second year running.

The Democrats won 55% against 35% for Mr Cassany's PS, capturing 21 of 28 seats in the General Council (parliament).

Mr Marti campaigned on a platform of opposing the introduction of an income tax proposed by Mr Cassany, but in June 2013 he bowed to European Union pressure and announced that Andorra would bring in personal income tax after all.

An architect, Mr Marti was mayor of Escaldes, Andorra's second-largest town, from 2004-11.

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