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) September 18, 1961 (age 54)
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 Basque politician from Alonsotegi, the Lehendakari of the Basque Government since 2012.[1][2] Urkullu graduated from the University of Deusto as a teacher of Basque language. He has been the Basque Nationalist Party chairman[3] since 2008 (re-elected in 2012). 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).


  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. 
Preceded by
Patxi Lopez
(President of the Basque Country)

Succeeded by