Ana Mato

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Ana Mato Adrover
11 de nov. Mitin en Valdemoro con Esteban Granados, Francisco González Pons, Ana Mato y José Carlos Boza.jpg
Spanish Minister of Health
In office
22 December 2011 – 26 November 2014
Preceded by Leire Pajín
Succeeded by Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría (acting)
Personal details
Born (1959-09-24) 24 September 1959 (age 55)
Madrid, Spain
Political party PP
Alma mater Complutense University of Madrid

Ana Mato Adrover (born on 24 September 1959 in Madrid) is a Spanish politician. From 2011 to 2014 she served as Spain's Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality in the Rajoy Cabinet. On 26 November 2014 she resigned due to her involvement in the Gürtel case.[1]

Education[edit]

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 Gürtel 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.[2] She continued to receive the backing of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.[3] On 26 November 2014, Ana Mato resigned as Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality after she was summoned to court as a "participant on a lucrative basis" in the alleged corruption crimes.[1]

In 2014 she attracted criticism for her handling of Ebola virus disease cases in Spain.[4]

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