Ángel Garrido

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Ángel Garrido
(Ángel Garrido) Cifuentes y Garrido en el Comité Ejecutivo Autonómico de diciembre de 2017 (cropped).jpg
Garrido in December 2017
President of the Community of Madrid
Assumed office
21 May 2018
Acting: 25 April – 21 May 2018
MonarchFelipe VI
Preceded byCristina Cifuentes
Member of the Assembly of Madrid
Assumed office
9 June 2015
Personal details
Born (1964-04-07) 7 April 1964 (age 54)
Madrid
CitizenshipSpanish
Political partyPeople's Party
Alma materUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid
OccupationPolitician

Ángel Garrido García (born in 1964) is a Spanish politician, President of the Community of Madrid since 2018. He is a member of the People's Party.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Born on 7 April 1964 in Madrid,[1] his father was from Ávila while his mother came from Jaén.[2] He took his basic education at the Tajamar School, a centre for males linked to the Opus Dei[3] located in the current district of Puente de Vallecas. He took his college education at the Technical University of Madrid's School of Mining Engineering, where he graduated as mining engineer. He worked in the private sector in the area of logistics.[4]

Municipal politics[edit]

Briefly affiliated to the Democratic and Social Centre (CDS), he joined the People's Party (PP) in 1991;[5] he also joined the New Generations youth wing.[6] Endorsed within the party ranks by Feliciano Blázquez,[7] he ran third in the party list for the 1995 municipal election in Pinto[8] and was elected councillor for the 1995–1999 period, his first public office.[9][4] He became the PP's spokesperson in the plenary of the city council.[10][3]

He was included in the PP list for the 1999 Madrid municipal election headed by José María Álvarez del Manzano.[11] Elected as municipal councillor, he began his 16-year spell in the city council of the Spanish capital. He was subsequently re-elected in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. Throughout this period, he presided over the districts of Villa de Vallecas, Latina, Chamberí, Usera and Retiro. From 2004 to 2008, Garrido was also a member of the Executive Secretariat of Regional Policy of the People's Party of the Community of Madrid, where he befriended Cristina Cifuentes and Jaime González Taboada.[10]

Member of the regional government[edit]

Garrido and Jaime González Taboada siding next to Cristina Cifuentes during the 2017 PP Regional Congress

After the 2015 election to the Assembly of Madrid in which he ran second in the candidature of the People's Party after Cristina Cifuentes, he was assigned to negotiate the investiture of the later as regional president with Citizens.[12]

After the resignation of Esperanza Aguirre as leader of the regional branch of the PP in February 2016,[13][14] he was appointed President of the Electoral Committee.[15]

After the celebration of the regional Congress of March 2017, he was elected at the Comité Ejecutivo Autonómico of People's Party of the Community of Madrid, presided by Cristina Cifuentes as Secretrary.[16]

Presidency of the Community of Madrid[edit]

On 25 April 2018 Cifuentes resigned as President of the Community of Madrid, after the release of a 2011 video that shows her being detained in a supermarket for shoplifting,[17] and in the wake of strong evidence that her Master's degree was fraudulently obtained.[18] Ángel Garrido succeeded her and was named as the president.[19][20] He was sworn into office on 21 May 2018.[21][22]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of Ángel Garrido
Election List Constituency List position Result
Pinto local election, 1995 PP - 3rd (out of 21)[23] Elected
Madrid local election, 1999 PP - 28th (out of 53) Elected
Madrid local election, 2003 PP - 29th (out of 55) Elected
Madrid local election, 2007 PP - 16th (out of 57) Elected
Madrid local election, 2011 PP - 16th (out of 57) Elected
Madrid regional election, 2015 PP - 2nd (out of 129) Elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilmo. Sr. D. Ángel Garrido García". Assembly of Madrid.
  2. ^ Diéguez, Antonio (8 May 2018). "La vida de Ángel Garrido, el nuevo presidente de Madrid: de Vallecas a Las Rozas". El Mundo.
  3. ^ a b Ruiz Valdivia, Antonio (12 April 2018). "19 cosas que no sabías de Ángel Garrido". HuffPost.
  4. ^ a b Cortés, Iker (10 April 2018). "Un ingeniero y un comercial con dotes de líder, los relevos 'oficiales' de Cifuentes". El Comercio.
  5. ^ Moreno, Marisu (25 April 2018). "¿Quién es Ángel Garrido? Del colegio Tajamar (Opus Dei) a sucesor de Cifuentes". El Plural.
  6. ^ "Garrido, el sucesor 'natural' de Cifuentes". Madridiario.
  7. ^ Esteban, Paloma (26 April 2018). "Ángel Garrido, el delfín "leal" que Cifuentes rescató y Génova acabó premiando". El Confidencial.
  8. ^ "Elecciones Locales 1995. Zona de Madrid. Candidaturas proclamadas" (PDF). Boletín Oficial de la Comunidad de Madrid (103): 107–108. 2 May 1995. ISSN 1989-4791.
  9. ^ "Quién es quien en el segundo Gobierno de Cristina Cifuentes". La Vanguardia. 23 September 2017.
  10. ^ a b Pinar, Clara (25 April 2018). "Ángel Garrido, el escudero de Cifuentes, nuevo presidente en funciones en Madrid". 20minutos.es.
  11. ^ "MADRID. Candidaturas proclamadas" (PDF). Boletín Oficial de la Comunidad de Madrid (116): 188–195. 18 May 1999. ISSN 1989-4791.
  12. ^ Web Financial Group, S.A. "Las claves del acuerdo PP-Ciudadanos que convertirá a Cristina Cifuentes en presidenta de Madrid". Bolsamania (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  13. ^ Periano, Marta (24 April 2017). "La falsa, oportunista y tramposa culpa 'in vigilando' de Esperanza Aguirre". El Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  14. ^ Caraballo, Javier (25 April 2017). "Esperanza Aguirre, apoteosis de la mentira". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  15. ^ Cifuentes, Cristina. "Organigrama del Partido Popular de Madrid". People's Party of the Community of Madrid (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
  16. ^ Cifuentes, Cristina (19 March 2017). "Comité Ejecutivo del PP de Madrid". People's Party of the Community of Madrid (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Madrid leader Cifuentes resigns over supermarket 'theft video'". BBC News. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  18. ^ Ejerique, Raquel (21 March 2018). "Cristina Cifuentes obtuvo su título de máster en una universidad pública con notas falsificadas". El Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  19. ^ Blasco, Pedro (25 April 2018). "Ángel Garrido, nombrado presidente en funciones de la Comunidad de Madrid". Voz Populi (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  20. ^ Marcos, José (25 April 2018). "Ángel Garrido, el sucesor natural de Cifuentes". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  21. ^ Sánchez, Esther (21 May 2018). "Ángel Garrido jura el cargo como presidente de la Comunidad de Madrid". El País.
  22. ^ "Ángel Garrido toma posesión de su cargo como presidente de la Comunidad de Madrid". Telemadrid. 21 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Elecciones Locales 1995. Zona de Madrid. Candidaturas proclamadas" (PDF). Boletín Oficial de la Comunidad de Madrid (103): 107–108. 2 May 1995. ISSN 1989-4791.
Political offices
Preceded by
Salvador Victoria
Regional Minister of the Presidency and Justice
2015–2018
Succeeded by
Pedro Rollán
Yolanda Ibarrola
Preceded by
Cristina Cifuentes
President of the Community of Madrid
2018-present
Incumbent