Iñigo Urkullu

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Urkullu and the second or maternal family name is Renteria.
The Most Excellent
Iñigo Urkullu
Iñigo Urkullu 2014 (cropped).jpg
Urkullu in December 2014
7th Lehendakari
Assumed office
15 December 2012
Monarch Juan Carlos I (2012–2014)
Felipe VI (2014–present)
Preceded by Patxi López
Personal details
Born (1961-09-18) 18 September 1961 (age 55)
Alonsotegi, Biscay, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Political party Basque Nationalist Party
Alma mater University of Deusto
Profession Teacher
Religion Roman Catholicism

Íñigo Urkullu Renteria (born 18 September 1961) is a Spanish politician from Alonsotegi, the Lehendakari of the Basque Government since 2012.[1][2] Urkullu graduated in Teaching, specialized in Basque language, from the University of Deusto . He was the Basque Nationalist Party chairman[3] from 2008 to 2013, when he was succeeded by Andoni Ortuzar since the party's rules do not allow a Lehendakari to be the party's chairman at the same time. He was the Biscay leader of the party from 2004 to 2008 and has been a member since 1996. He was the director of the Biscay foral Department for Youth and Social Services from 1987 to 1994 and served in the Basque Parliament from 1984 to 1987 and from 1994 to 2005 (during the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th sittings of the parliament).

References[edit]

  1. ^ rtve.es Telediario - Íñigo Urkullu ha sido reelegido presidente del PNV 15 01 2012
  2. ^ elimparcial.es Íñigo Urkullu: “En ausencia de violencia hay que dejar paso a la política” 26.06.2012
  3. ^ Cambio 16. Información y Revistas, S.A. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Patxi López
Lehendakari of the Basque Country
2012–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Josu Jon Imaz
President of the Basque Nationalist Party
2008-2012
Succeeded by
Andoni Ortuzar