Francisco Caamaño Domínguez

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Francisco Caamaño Domínguez
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Minister of Justice
In office
24 February 2009 – 22 December 2011
Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Preceded by Mariano Fernández Bermejo
Succeeded by Alberto Ruiz Gallardón
Personal details
Born (1963-01-08) 8 January 1963 (age 54)
Ceé, A Coruña Province
Nationality Spanish
Political party Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Alma mater University of Santiago de Compostela

Don Francisco Manuel Caamaño Domínguez (born 8 January 1963) is a Spanish politician, who served as justice minister from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the Spanish Parliament.

Early life and education[edit]

Caamaño was born in Ceé, A Coruña province, on 8 January 1963.[1][2] He holds a law degree and a PhD in law, both of which he received from the University of Santiago de Compostela.[3]


Caamaño started his career as a university professor at his alma meter, the University of Santiago de Compostela.[4] In 1993, he became the barrister of the constitutional court and in October 2002 the chairman of constitutional law at the University of Valencia.[4] He also served as the director of the Fundación Democracia y Gobierno Local and co-director of the Local Law Journal.[5]

He is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.[6] In April 2004, he was named as the secretary of state for relations with the parliament.[1] From April 2008 to February 2009 he served as the secretary of state for constitutional and parliamentary affairs.[3]

He was appointed justice minister to the cabinet led by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero on 24 February 2009. Caamaño succeeded Mariano Fernández Bermejo, who resigned from office.[5] Alberto Ruiz Gallardón succeeded Caamaño in the post on 22 December 2011.[7][8] Caamaño has been a deputy of A Coruña Province for the socialist party at the Spanish Parliament since 2011.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Caamaño is married and has two daughters.[3]


  1. ^ a b "The new Minister of Justice, Francisco Caamaño, took the oath of office in a ceremony". La Moncloa. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Francisco Caamaño". El Mundo. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dinner-discussion with Francisco Caamaño, Minister of Justice". ESADE. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Inside Presidency". People to Watch. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "New Justice Minister is Francisco Caamaño Domínguez". Nerja News. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "X Legislatura ( 2011-Actualidad)". Congreso de los Diputados. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Santamaría, De Guindos, Gallardón y Montoro, núcleo fuerte de Rajoy". El Mundo (in Spanish). 22 December 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Spain - Ministries, etc.". Rulers. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

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