José Antonio Monago Terraza

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The Most Excellent
José Antonio Monago Terraza
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President of Extremadura
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 July 2011
Monarch Juan Carlos I
Preceded by Guillermo Fernández Vara
Personal details
Born (1966-01-10) 10 January 1966 (age 48)
Quintana de la Serena, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Political party PP
Alma mater University of Salamanca
Religion Roman Catholicism
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Monago and the second or maternal family name is Terraza.

José Antonio Monago Terraza is a Spanish politician who belongs to the People's Party (PP) and who currently serves as President of Extremadura, the Extremaduran regional administration. Outside of political life, Monago received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Salamanca[1] He became Extremaduran regional leader of the PP in 2007 and served as a city councillor in Badajoz and as a PP deputy in the Extremaduran Assembly.[2] The Extremaduran Assembly appointed him to the Spanish Senate in 2008.[2]

Monago was chosen as the PP candidate for President of Extremadura in the 2011 Extremaduran elections. The elections saw the PP emerge as the largest party in Extremadura for the first time,[3] although they fell one seat short of an absolute majority. The outgoing President, Guillermo Fernández Vara of the PSOE, attempted to secure re-election by forming a pact with United Left (IU).[4] However IU declined to support the PSOE and abstained in the Presidential vote with the result that Monago became the first PP President of Extremadura.[5] Nine months later, Monago's minority government is threatened to collapse after the IU agreed to re-negogiate with PSOE after parliamentary elections in Andalusia and Asturias on March 25, 2012.[6]

On November 2014 it was leaked that Monago could have been used in 2009 and 2010 public money of the Senate to visit 32 times his then girlfriend to Canarias[7] He promised to give the money back,[8] but he later took that promise back.[9]

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