Cristina Cifuentes Cuencas
|5th President of the Community of Madrid|
24 June 2015 – 25 April 2018
|Preceded by||Ignacio González|
|Succeeded by||Ángel Garrido|
|President of the People's Party of the Community of Madrid|
18 March 2017 – 27 April 2018
|Preceded by||Esperanza Aguirre|
|Succeeded by||Pío García-Escudero|
|Government Delegate in the Community of Madrid|
16 January 2012 – 13 April 2015
|Preceded by||María Dolores Carrión Martín|
|Succeeded by||Concepción Dancausa|
María Cristina Cifuentes Cuencas
1 July 1964
|Political party||People's Party|
|Alma mater||Complutense University of Madrid|
María Cristina Cifuentes Cuencas (born 1 July 1964) is a Spanish politician from the People's Party. She was the President of the Community of Madrid from 24 June 2015 to her 25 April 2018 resignation. From 16 January 2012 to 13 April 2015, she served as the Government Delegate in the Community of Madrid.
In 2013 she suffered a traffic accident in Madrid while she was driving her motorbike, which put her in a coma for nearly a month.
After being the Government Delegate in Madrid from 2012 to 2015, she was elected President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid with the support of the Spanish liberal party Citizens, having won the 2015 regional election and having obtained 48 representatives out of 129 in the Assembly of Madrid.
On 25 April 2018, Cifuentes resigned as President of the Community of Madrid, after the release of a 2011 video that showed her being detained in a supermarket for shoplifting (worth €40), with Ángel Garrido succeeding her as acting president of the community. On 27 April 2018, she resigned from the presidency of the People's Party of the Community of Madrid. On 8 May 2018, Cifuentes resigned from her seat in the Assembly of Madrid and announced her retirement from politics.
|European Parliament election, 1987||AP||Spain||57th (out of 60)||Not elected|
|1991 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||46th (out of 101)||Elected|
|European Parliament election, 1994||PP||Spain||60th (out of 64)||Not elected|
|1995 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||16th (out of 103)||Elected|
|1999 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||17th (out of 102)||Elected|
|May 2003 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||20th (out of 111)||Elected|
|October 2003 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||20th (out of 111)||Elected|
|2007 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||13th (out of 120)||Elected|
|2011 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||13th (out of 129)||Elected|
|2015 Madrilenian regional election||PP||Community of Madrid||1st (out of 129)||Elected|
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- "Cifuentes renuncia a la presidencia del PP de la Comunidad de Madrid". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "Cifuentes deja su acta de diputada y se retira de la política". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.