Javier Fernández Fernández

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Javier Fernández
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8th President of the Principality of Asturias
Elections: 2012, 2015
Assumed office
26 May 2012
Monarch Juan Carlos I (2012–14)
Felipe VI (2014–)
Preceded by Francisco Álvarez Cascos
President of PSOE Caretaking Committee
In office
1 October 2016 – 18 June 2017
Preceded by Pedro Sánchez
(as Secretary General)
Succeeded by Pedro Sánchez
(as Secretary General)
Personal details
Born (1948-01-07) January 7, 1948 (age 69)
Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Political party PSOE

Javier Fernández Fernández (born 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]

He retained the Presidency after the 2015 election, but governing in minority only with the support of the United Left of Asturias.

On 1 October 2016, Fernández was named by PSOE to lead the party's caretaker committee, after the resignation of Pedro Sánchez as Secretary General.[3]


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
Preceded by
Pedro Sánchez
as Secretary-General
President of PSOE Caretaker Committee
Succeeded by
Pedro Sánchez
as Secretary-General