Rosa Díez

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Rosa Díez
Rosa Díez (Recortada).jpg
Member of Basque Parliament
In office
Member of European Parliament
In office
Leader of UPyD
Assumed office
26 September 2007
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
1 April 2008
Constituency Madrid
Personal details
Born (1952-05-27) 27 May 1952 (age 62)
Güeñes, Basque Country,  Spain
Political party UPyD (2007-nowadays)
Other political
PSOE (1977-2007)
Spouse(s) José Ignacio Fernández de Ochoa
Children 2
Religion None

Rosa Díez González (born May 27, 1952 in Güeñes, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain) is a Spanish UPyD politician, deputy in the Congress of Deputies since 2008.

She was a former Member of the European Parliament for the PSOE ("Partido Socialista Obrero Español" or Spanish Socialist Workers' Party), integrated in the Party of European Socialists. In 2007 she gave up her seat and left the PSOE due to strong disagreement on what she perceived to be the Socialists' drift on individual liberties, ETA, and more. Subsequently she founded a new political party, UPyD ("Unión Progreso y Democracia" or Union, Progress and Democracy), based on the existing movement of Basque citizens against ETA violence ¡Basta Ya!. In 2008 and 2011, she was elected to the Congress of Deputies (Spain) representing Madrid district. In the last Spanish General Elections of 2011, she was re-elected, and her party was the fourth most voted party in Spain.

Díez personally advocates for lower public wages. Subsequently and although she is the UPyD spokesperson in five committees, she only earns for one of them.[1]


  1. ^ "Sueldos Públicos. Transparencia y Libertad". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 

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