José María Álvarez del Manzano

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José María Álvarez del Manzano

José María Álvarez del Manzano y López del Hierro (born 17 October 1937, in Seville) is a Spanish politician for the People's Party. Although born in Seville he has lived in Madrid since he was 3 years old. He studied at the Colegio Nuestra Señora del Recuerdo. He became the mayor of Madrid in 1991, a position that he held until 2003. Under his mandate he launched the idea of the nomination of making Madrid the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games. He currently presides over IFEMA (Institute for Exhibitions and Fairs Madrid). He is married to María Eulalia Miró Ramírez and has four children: José, María, Marta, and Mónica.

Political offices
Preceded by
Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
Mayor of Madrid
Succeeded by
Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón

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