Ignacio Diego

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Ignacio Diego
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President of Cantabria
In office
23 June 2011 – 3 July 2015
Monarch Juan Carlos I
Vice President María José Sáenz de Buruaga
Preceded by Miguel Ángel Revilla
Succeeded by Miguel Ángel Revilla
Personal details
Born (1960-05-18) 18 May 1960 (age 56)
Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain
Political party PP
Spouse(s) María Luisa Castañeda
Children Three
Religion Roman Catholicism

Juan Ignacio Diego Palacios (born 18 May 1960 Castro Urdiales, Cantabria) is a Spanish politician, engineer and member of the Partido Popular. He has served as the President of Cantabria, one of Spain's seventeen autonomous regions, from 2011 to 2015. Diego's PP political party had obtained an absolute majority in the Parliament of Cantabria in the regional elections held on 22 May 2011.

Ignacio Diego was elected President of the Atlantic Arc Commission, a multi-national association of Atlantic European regions consisting of 26 political regions from France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, at a conference held from 31 May to 1 June 2012.[1] Diego (and Cantabria) is currently serving a two-year term as President of the AAC from 2012 to 2014.[1] His presidency succeeded that of the French region of Lower Normandy, which had held it from 2008 to 2012.[1]