Elena Salgado

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Elena Salgado Méndez
Elena Salgado en rueda de prensa.jpg
1st Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
11 July 2011 – 21 December 2011
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded by Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
Succeeded by Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría
2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
7 April 2009 – 11 July 2011
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded by Pedro Solbes
Succeeded by Manuel Chaves
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
7 April 2009 – 21 December 2011
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded by Pedro Solbes
Succeeded by Luis de Guindos (As Minister of Economy and Competitiveness)
Cristóbal Montoro (As Minister of Finance and Public Administrations)
Minister for Public Administration
In office
9 July 2007 – 7 April 2009
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded by Jordi Sevilla
Succeeded by Manuel Chaves (As Minister of Territorial Policy)
Minister of Health
In office
18 April 2004 – 9 July 2007
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded by Ana Pastor
Succeeded by Bernat Soria
Personal details
Born (1949-05-12) 12 May 1949 (age 65)
Ourense, Galicia, Spain
Political party Socialist Workers' Party
Alma mater Technical University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid
Profession Industrial Engineer, Economist
Religion Roman Catholicism

Elena Salgado Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈlena salˈɣaðo ˈmendeθ]) (born 12 May 1949 in Ourense, Galicia, Spain) is a Spanish politician.

Education[edit]

Salgado is a graduate of industrial engineering.[1] She has a master's degree in business administration.[2]

Career[edit]

Salgado served as the health minister (2004-2007) and minister for public administration (2007-2009). Despite her Galician origin she has been a deputy for Cantabria province since the 2008 election.[3]

Salgado served as the minister of economy and finance and first vice president of Spain, in the Socialist Party government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. She succeeded Pedro Solbes as finance minister in April 2009 in a surprise move,[4] and held the office until the fall of the Zapatero Administration at the 2011 parliamentary elections.

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