Ángel Acebes

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Ángel Acebes Paniagua
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Minister of the Interior
In office
10 July 2002 – 18 April 2004
Preceded byMariano Rajoy
Succeeded byJosé Antonio Alonso
Minister of Justice
In office
27 April 2000 – 10 July 2002
Preceded byMargarita Mariscal de Gante
Succeeded byJosé María Michavila
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
3 March 1996 – 14 June 2011
In office
6 June 1993 – 3 March 1996
Preceded byMariano Rajoy
Succeeded byJuan Antonio Alonso
Mayor of Ávila
In office
6 July 1991 – 16 June 1995
Preceded byMario Galán
Succeeded byDolores Ruiz Ayúcar
Personal details
Ángel Acebes Paniagua

(1958-07-03) 3 July 1958 (age 61)
Pajares de Adaja, Castile and León, Spain
Political partyPeople's Party

Ángel Acebes Paniagua (born 3 July 1958) is a Spanish politician.

Acebes holds a degree in law from the University of Salamanca. He has been a member of parliament for the rightwing People's Party since 1996, representing Avila. He 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 1999-2002 and Interior Minister from 2002-04. 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.[1]


  1. ^ McLean, Renwick (29 July 2004). "Ex-Official Challenged on Madrid Bomb Inquiry". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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