José Antonio Monago Terraza
|The Most Excellent
José Antonio Monago Terraza
|President of Extremadura|
4 July 2011 – 1 July 2015
|Monarch||Juan Carlos I|
|Preceded by||Guillermo Fernández Vara|
|Succeeded by||Guillermo Fernández Vara|
10 January 1966 |
Quintana de la Serena, Spain
|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 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. The Extremaduran Assembly appointed him to the Spanish Senate in 2008.
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, 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). 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. 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.
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 He promised to give the money back, but he later took that promise back.
- El Pais profile Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 4 July 2011
- Monago sustituye a Floriano como senador por la región El Periodico de Extremadura, 3 April 2008
- Election results in Extremadura historiaelectoral.com accessed 4 July 2011
- Vara ve el pacto PSOE-IU como 'única salida' El Mundo, 23 May 2011
- Extremadura da por hecho el cambio político La Vanguardia, 4 July 2011
- El PSOE alienta los pactos con IU para recuperar el Gobierno en Extremadura[permanent dead link] El Pais, 26 March 2012
- P. Cervilla (November 7, 2014). "El PP desconoce si Monago viajó 32 veces a C2anarias como senador". Madrid: ABC.[permanent dead link]
- Carlos E. Cué (November 8, 2014). "Monago: "Voy a devolver hasta el último céntimo"". Cáceres: El País.
- "Monago no devolverá el dinero de sus viajes al considerar que están justificados por actos de partido". eldiario.es. November 17, 2014.
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