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Vice-Presidency of the Government, Ministry of the Presidency and of the Regional Administrations

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría Antón

Pool Moncloa/Diego Crespo

She was born in Valladolid on 10 June 1971.

Married with one child.

Education

  • Bachelor of Law from the University of Valladolid. Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera [Outstanding Graduate Award] from the same university. Award for the best academic results.
  • Master's degree in Telecommunications Law.

Professional experience

  • Justice Coordinator State Lawyer.
  • Chief State Lawyer of León (1999-2000).
  • Advisor to the Cabinet of the First Vice-President of the Government in the Ministry of the Presidency and the Ministry of Home Affairs (2000-2003).
  • Associate professor of Administrative Law at the Carlos III University of Madrid (2002-2003).
  • State Lawyer before the High Court of Justice in Madrid (2004).
  • Member of Parliament for Madrid and Deputy Spokesperson of the Constitutional Commission (8th Legislature).
  • Rapporteur in the reforms of the Statutes of Autonomy of Catalonia, Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Aragon, and Castile and Leon.
  • Executive Secretary for Regional and Local Policy of the Partido Popular (People's Party) (2004-2008).
  • Coordinator of the 27 May 2007 Regional and Municipal Elections Framework Programme.
  • Spokesperson for the Popular Parliamentary Group (9th Legislature).
  • Rapporteur in the constitutional reform of articule 135 of the Spanish Constitution (August 2011)
  • President of the Board of the International Foundation and for Iberoamerica of Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), 2012
  • Vice-president of the Government of Spain, Ministry for the Presidency and Government Spokesperson since 22 December 2011
  • Vice-president of the Government of Spain, Ministry of the Presidency and of the Regional Administrations since 4 November 2016