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Welsh Assembly Government

The Welsh Assembly Government, headed by the First Minister, is made up of ministers and officials with executive powers over issues devolved to Wales.

Since 2007 the Assembly Government has been a legally separate entity from the Assembly.

In addition to the First Minster and the Counsel General, the Government of Wales Act 2006 permits a maximum of 12 Welsh ministers, including deputies.

The maximum size of the Welsh Assembly Government is therefore 14.

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