Ana Mato

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mato and the second or maternal family name is Adrover.
Ana Mato

Ana Mato Adrover (born on 24 September 1959 in Madrid) is a Spanish politician. Since 2011 she has served as Spain's Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality in the current People's Party government.

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Career[edit]

A member of the National Executive Committee of the PP, she has been involved in Spanish national politics since the 1990s, when she was elected to the Spanish Congress.

Between 2004 and 2008 she served as a Member of the European Parliament. A member of the Bureau of the European People's Party, she sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. She was a substitute for the Committee on Regional Development and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee.

  • 1986-1990: Deputy director of the private office of the President of Castilla y León
  • 1991-1993: Independent member of the Madrid Assembly
  • National member of parliament for Madrid (1993-)
  • 2000-2004: coordinator for local participation and action
  • 2000-2004: spokeswoman on Communications and the Media (1983-1986), Transport, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (1986-2000) and Science and Technology
  • 2003-2004: planning coordinator

Decorations[edit]

  • Medal of Merit for Telecommunications

Controversies[edit]

Ana Mato has been the subject of controversy regarding her alleged involvement in the Gurtel case. She maintains that she was unaware of the origin of gifts to her household, including a Suzuki Swift, which have been identified in investigations into alleged corruption.[1] She has continued to receive the backing of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.[2]

In 2014 she attracted criticism for her handling of Ebola virus disease cases in Spain.[3]

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