Minister for Defence

Margarita Robles Fernández

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Law from Central University of Barcelona.

Professional experience

  • Member of Parliament for Madrid and Spokesperson for the Socialist Parliamentary Group in the Lower House of Parliament.
  • Joined the Judicial Service in the 27th Promotion of judges and prosecutors. Number one in her year.
  • Held judicial posts in Balaguer, San Feliú de Llobregat, Bilbao, promoted to the Provincial High Court of Barcelona in 1981 as the first woman to be appointed to a collegiate judicial body in Spain.
  • President of the Provincial High Court of Barcelona (1991-1993).
  • Under-Secretary of Ministry of Justice (1993-1994).
  • State Secretary for Home Affairs of Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs (1994-1996).
  • Administrative Litigation Division Judge of National High Court (1996-2004).
  • Appointed as Judge of Litigation Division of Supreme Court in 2004.
  • Member of the General Council of the Judiciary (2008-2013).

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