Javier Fernández Fernández

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Javier Fernández Fernández
8th President of the Principality of Asturias
Assumed office
26 May 2012
Monarch Juan Carlos I
Felipe VI
Preceded by Francisco Álvarez Cascos
Personal details
Born (1948-01-07) January 7, 1948 (age 68)
Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Political party PSOE

Javier Fernández Fernández (January 7, 1948 in Mieres, Asturias) is a Spanish politician, mining engineer, and civil servant. He is the secretary general of the Federación Socialista Asturiana, the regional socialist party affiliated with the national Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

Fernández has served as the President of the Principality of Asturias since May 26, 2012, the result of a coalition government stemming from the 2012 Asturias General Council election held in March. A parliamentary pact was made between the PSOE and the centrist Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD). Fernández was elected president on May 23, 2012,[1] and took office three days later. He appointed five women and three men to his cabinet, including economist Dolores Carcedo as the Minister of Finance.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Juan José Tielve Cuervo
Regional Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Succeeded by
Jesús Urrutia García
Preceded by
Francisco Álvarez Cascos
President of the Principality of Asturias
Party political offices
Preceded by
Luis Martínez Noval
Secretary-General of the FSA-PSOE