Botella in 2012
|Mayor of Madrid|
27 December 2011 – 13 June 2015
|Preceded by||Manuel Cobo (interim)|
|Succeeded by||Manuela Carmena|
|Born||23 July 1953|
|Political party||People's Alliance (1978–1989)|
People's Party (since 1989)
José María Aznar (m. 1977)
|Alma mater||Complutense University of Madrid|
Born in Madrid on 23 July 1953, she took her basic education in an elite school managed by the Congregation of Jesus (called the "Irish Mothers" in Spain). She studied Law in the Complutense University of Madrid. After graduating, she passed a public examination to the Body of Civil Administrators of the State, becoming a public servant. She married José María Aznar in 1977. She became a member of People's Alliance in 1978.
Politics of Madrid
Botella served on the Madrid City Council since 2003 where, as well as being deputy mayor, she also headed the Departments of Social Services (2003-2007) and of the Environment (2007-2011). She was criticised for failure to tackle Madrid's air pollution which frequently exceeded permitted levels while she was responsible for the city's environment. Botella was an outspoken climate change skeptic.
Botella was sworn in as mayor on 27 December 2011, after having been deputy mayor to Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, mayor of the capital from 2003, who had resigned to serve as Justice Minister in the new government formed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
On 9 September 2014 Ana Botella called a press conference after having cancelled all her appointments where she announced that she would not be running in the May 2015 municipal elections for mayor.
Botella and former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar have been married since 1977 and have three children: José María, Ana, and Alonso. Her daughter married Alejandro Agag at the royal site of El Escorial on 5 September 2002. Ana Botella has four grandchildren by her daughter.
|Madrid local election, 2003||PP||-||3rd (out of 55)||Elected|
|Madrid local election, 2007||PP||-||2nd (out of 57)||Elected|
|Madrid local election, 2011||PP||-||2nd (out of 57)||Elected|
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- (in Spanish) Ana Botella será la nueva concejala de Medio Ambiente de Madrid 20minutos
- Sarah Rainsford (2011), "Madrid in smog warning to commuters"
- Ana Botella, Deeply Unpopular Madrid Mayor, A Study In Political Falls From Grace
- May 2015 elections for mayor
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- Botella, Ana. Mis ocho años en La Moncloa
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