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Mariano Rajoy Brey, President of the Government of Spain

Pool Moncloa

Place of birth: Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)

Date of birth: 27 March 1955

Education: Bachelor of Law from the University of Santiago de Compostela

Married with two children

  • Property Registrar.
  • Vice-Chairman of the Governing Council of Alianza Popular [People's Alliance] in Galicia.
  • Chairman of the Local and Provincial Council of Alianza Popular [People's Alliance] in Pontevedra.
  • Member of the Permanent Committee of Alianza Popular [People's Alliance].
  • Member of the Regional Parliament of Galicia in 1981.
  • Director-General for Institutional Relations of the Regional Government of Galicia.
  • President of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra (1983-1986).
  • Vice-President of the Regional Government of Galicia (1986-1987).
  • Deputy General Secretary of the Partido Popular [People's Party] (1990-2003).
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services (1996-1999).
  • Minister for Education and Culture (1999-2000).
  • First Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Home Affairs (2001-2002).
  • First Vice-President of the Government, Government Spokesperson and Minister for the Presidency (2002-2003).
  • Member of the National Executive Committee of the Partido Popular [People''s Party] since 1989.
  • Candidate for the Presidency of the Government in the 2004 and 2008 general elections.
  • Trustee of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES).
  • Member of Parliament since the 3rd Legislature.
  • General Secretary of the Partido Popular [People's Party] between September 2003 and October 2004.
  • President of the Partido Popular [People's Party], elected at the 15th National Party Conference of the Partido Popular in October 2004.
  • Vice-President of the International Democratic Union (IDU). July 2005.
  • Vice-President of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI). January 2006.
  • President of the Partido Popular [People's Party], elected at the 16th National Party Conference of the Partido Popular in Valencia in June 2008.
  • President of the Government of Spain since 21 December 2011 (Official State Gazette 21 December).
  • Re-elected President of the Government on 29 October, sworn in as President of the Government by the King of Spain (Official State Gazette 31 October).