List of Presidents of Galicia

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Under the Galician Statute of Autonomy, the President of the Xunta of Galicia is the head of the government of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia. Namely, he/she is the president of the executive body of the Galician government, the Xunta de Galicia.

As in other parliamentary democracies the President is actually appointed by the Parliament which is, on the other hand, directly voted in by the citizens.

The democratic period in Galicia starts in 1977 with the end of the Francoist dictatorship. Before that Galicia had last enjoyed self-government in the Middle Ages, in addition to a short period when the Xunta Suprema de Galicia was established during the Peninsular War (1808-1813).

Technically speaking, the first two presidents up to 1981 were presidents of a non-autonomous Galicia, since the actual Statute of Autonomy was only passed in April 1981. Nonetheless, they played an important role in setting up the institution.

List of presidents[edit]

Parties

  Union of the Democratic Centre   People's Alliance of Galicia   Socialists' Party of Galicia   People's Party of Galicia

Portrait President Took office Left office Party Legislature
(Election)
Head of State
Antonio Rosón Pérez
(1911–1986)
1977 1979 UCD Pre-autonomy Juan Carlos da Espanha.jpg
King Juan Carlos I
José Quiroga Suárez
(1920–2006)
1979 1981
1 Xerardo Fernandez Albor.JPG Xerardo Fernández Albor
(1917–)
1981 27 September 1987 APdeG I
(1981)
II
(1985)
2 Fernando Ignacio González Laxe
(1952–)
27 September 1987 2 February 1990 PSdeG-PSOE[1]
3 Manuel-Fraga-Iribarne.jpg Manuel Fraga Iribarne
(1922–2012)
2 February 1990 17 April 2005 PPdeG III
(1989)
IV
(1993)
V
(1997)
VI
(2001)
4 Pereztourino19032007.jpg Emilio Pérez Touriño
(1948–)
17 April 2005 16 April 2009 PSdeG-PSOE[2] VII
(2005)
5 Nuñezfeijoo.jpg Alberto Núñez Feijóo
(1961–)
16 April 2009 present PPdeG VIII
(2009)
IX
(2012)
Felipe Borbon 2014.jpg
King Felipe VI

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coalition government with Coalición Galega and the Partido Nacionalista Galego
  2. ^ Coalition government with Galician Nationalist Bloc