|Minister of the Interior|
10 July 2002 – 18 April 2004
|Preceded by||Mariano Rajoy|
|Succeeded by||Juan Antonio Alonso|
3 July 1958
Pajares de Adaja, Castile and León, Spain
|Political party||People's Party|
Ángel Acebes Paniagua (born 3 July 1958) is a Spanish politician.
Acebes played a key role in securing the support of minority parties and so making it possible for the People's Party to form a government. He was Justice Minister from 1999 to 2002 and Interior Minister from 2002 to 2004. He was Interior Minister - responsible for national security and Police - when the Madrid bombings occurred and was criticised by his opponents for blaming the attacks on ETA, allegedly for electoral gain, rather than on Islamic militants.
|Interior Minister of Spain
2002 - 2004
José Antonio Alonso
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