José Antonio Monago Terraza

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The Most Excellent
José Antonio Monago Terraza
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President of Extremadura
In office
4 July 2011 – 1 July 2015
Monarch Juan Carlos I
Preceded by Guillermo Fernández Vara
Succeeded by Guillermo Fernández Vara
Personal details
Born (1966-01-10) 10 January 1966 (age 52)
Quintana de la Serena, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Political party PP
Alma mater University of Salamanca

José Antonio Monago Terraza is a Spanish politician who belongs to the People's Party (PP) and who served as President of Extremadura, the Extremaduran regional administration, from 2011 to 2015. Outside of political life, Monago received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Salamanca[1] He became Extremaduran regional leader of the PP in 2007 and served as a city councillor in Badajoz and as a PP deputy in the Extremaduran Assembly.[2] The Extremaduran Assembly appointed him to the Spanish Senate in 2008.[2]

Monago was chosen as the PP candidate for President of Extremadura in the 2011 Extremaduran elections. The elections saw the PP emerge as the largest party in Extremadura for the first time,[3] although they fell one seat short of an absolute majority. The outgoing President, Guillermo Fernández Vara of the PSOE, attempted to secure re-election by forming a pact with United Left (IU).[4] However IU declined to support the PSOE and abstained in the Presidential vote with the result that Monago became the first PP President of Extremadura.[5] Nine months later, Monago's minority government is threatened to collapse after the IU agreed to re-negogiate with PSOE after parliamentary elections in Andalusia and Asturias on March 25, 2012.[6]

In November 2014, it was leaked that Monago could have used public money of the Senate in 2009 and 2010 to visit 32 times his then girlfriend in the Canarias[7] He promised to give the money back,[8] but he later took that promise back.[9]


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