|President of Cantabria|
June 23, 2011
|Monarch||Juan Carlos I|
|Vice President||María José Sáenz de Buruaga|
|Preceded by||Miguel Ángel Revilla|
May 18, 1960 |
Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain
|Spouse(s)||María Luisa Castañeda|
Juan Ignacio Diego Palacios (born May 18, 1960 Castro Urdiales, Cantabria) is a Spanish politician, engineer and member of the Partido Popular. He has served as the President of Cantabria, one of Spain's seventeen autonomous regions, since June 23, 2011. Diego's PP political party had obtained an absolute majority in the Parliament of Cantabria in the regional elections held on May 22, 2011.
Ignacio Diego was elected President of the Atlantic Arc Commission, a multi-national association of Atlantic European regions consisting of 26 political regions from France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, at a conference held from May 31 to June 1, 2012. Diego (and Cantabria) is currently serving a two-year term as President of the AAC from 2012 to 2014. His presidency succeeded that of the French region of Lower Normandy, which had held it from 2008 to 2012.
- "Ignacio Diego Palacios, elected President of the Atlantic Arc Commission". Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2013-07-11.