Iván Espinosa de los Monteros

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Iván Espinosa

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Spokesperson of the Vox Parliamentary Group in the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
21 May 2019
Preceded byOffice established
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
16 May 2019
ConstituencyMadrid
Personal details
Born
Iván Espinosa de los Monteros y de Simón

(1971-01-03) 3 January 1971 (age 49)
Madrid, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Political partyVox
Spouse(s)
Children4
Alma materICADE
Kellogg School of Management
OccupationReal estate developer, economist and politician

Iván Espinosa de los Monteros y de Simón (born 3 January 1971) is a Spanish real estate developer and politician who serves as Member of the Congress of Deputies for the Madrid constituency.

As a prominent member of the Spanish political party Vox, Espinosa serves as Spokesperson of the Vox Parliamentary Group in Congress. Within Vox, he is the Deputy Secretary for International Relations.

Biography[edit]

Espinosa was born in the City of Madrid in 1971. He is one of the five sons of executive Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros y Bernaldo de Quirós, 4th Marquess of Valtierra, and his wife, María Eugenia de Simón y Vallarino. Espinosa studied Economic and Business Sciences at the Catholic Institute of Business Administration and Management and got an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management.[1]

In 2001 he married Rocío Monasterio, a Spanish-Cuban architect, with whom he has four children.[2] The couple has sometimes worked together in the construction sector, buying unused spaces to convert them into luxury homes designed by Monasterio. Espinosa has also worked in consulting, management and investment companies.[3]

He speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and French.

Political career[edit]

Linked to the political party Vox since its foundation in 2013, he held the position of General Secretary of the Provisional Organizing Committee before the celebration of the first party congress. In that congress, he was elected Secretary-General of the party until October 2016 when he assumed as Deputy Secretary for International Relations. He was part of the electoral list of Vox in the 2014 European election in Spain, led by former First Vice President of the European Parliament Vidal-Quadras. Vox did not obtain representation.[4] He also bid for a seat of senator representing Madrid in the 2015 and 2016 general elections, failing to become a member of the Upper House after receiving, respectively, 27,222 and 20,373 votes, well short of the 725,719 and 720,901 votes obtained by the last elected senator in each election.[5][6]

A noted orator, Espinosa has represented his party in various political gatherings on television.[3] Likewise, he has manifested himself in favor of the unity of Spain and the monarchy[7] and has stated that he has been a voter of the People's Party, a formation to which he is currently critical.[8] Espinosa has criticized the 2004 Gender Violence Act on several occasions[3] and he has also manifested himself in favor of the criminalisation of parties not believing in the "unity of Spain" and of those that "do not renege on Marxism."[9]

For the 2019 general election, Espinosa was chosen to occupy the third place in the electoral list of Vox to the Congress of Deputies.[10] On 28 April, he was elected MP for Madrid.[11][12] On 21 May he was appointed Spokesperson of the Vox Parliamentary Group in the Congress.[13]

Legal problems[edit]

In April 2019, the digital newspaper eldiario.es reported that a court in Madrid had sentenced a company, of which Espinosa was the only shareholder and administrator, to pay part of a debt it had contracted with a construction company that he had hired to carry out some works in a house in Madrid and on which there were discrepancies. Espinosa had paid part of the necessary repairs whose amount the court deducted from the amount claimed. The sentence was ratified by the Provincial Court of Madrid.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EFE. "Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, portavoz de Vox en el Congreso". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Cuatro hijos, casoplón en Madrid y casados con bendición papal: así es la pareja en la cima de Vox". La Vanguardia. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c 20Minutos (10 January 2019). "¿Quién es Iván Espinosa de los Monteros de Vox?". 20minutos.es – Últimas Noticias (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  4. ^ Muro, Míriam (26 May 2014). "Tristeza y decepción en Vox tras no conseguir un escaño". Libertad Digital (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. ^ Junta Electoral Central: "Resolución de 26 de enero de 2016, de la Presidencia de la Junta Electoral Central, por la que se publica el resumen de los resultados de las elecciones al Congreso de los Diputados y al Senado convocadas por Real Decreto 977/2015, de 26 de octubre, y celebradas el 20 de diciembre de 2015, conforme a las actas de escrutinio general y de proclamación de electos remitidas por las correspondientes Juntas Electorales Provinciales y por las Juntas Electorales de Ceuta y de Melilla" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (25): 7917–7990. 29 January 2016. ISSN 0212-033X.
  6. ^ Junta Electoral Central: "Acuerdo de 20 de julio de 2016, de la Junta Electoral Central, por el que se publica el resumen de los resultados de las elecciones al Congreso de los Diputados y al Senado convocadas por Real Decreto 184/2016, de 3 de mayo, y celebradas el 26 de junio de 2016, conforme a las actas de escrutinio general y de proclamación de electos remitidas por las correspondientes Juntas Electorales Provinciales y por las Juntas Electorales de Ceuta y de Melilla". Boletín Oficial del Estado (176): 51661–51727. 22 July 2016. ISSN 0212-033X.
  7. ^ monteros, p espinosa de los (17 January 2014). "Iván Espinosa de los Monteros: «Lo que me importa es pasar a mis hijos un país en buen estado»". ABC (in Spanish). Spain. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Iván Espinosa de los Monteros (Vox): "Yo fui votante del PP, pero de todo se sale, como de la droga"". LaSexta (in Spanish). 18 March 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Vox quiere prohibir los partidos políticos independentistas y los que 'no renuncian al marxismo'". Público. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Abascal, Smith y Espinosa encabezan la lista de Vox por Madrid y Garriga por Barcelona". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 17 March 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  11. ^ Jan, Cecilia (30 April 2019). "Quiénes son los 24 diputados de Vox". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  12. ^ Razón, La (29 April 2019). "Los 24 diputados de Vox al Congreso". La Razón (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Abascal prefiere la flema de Espinosa en la portavocía a la brocha gorda de Ortega Smith". El Español (in Spanish). 22 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  14. ^ Caballero, Fátima. "El dirigente de Vox Iván Espinosa de los Monteros fue condenado dos veces por dejar sin pagar obras de su mansión". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 June 2019.