María Dolores de Cospedal

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cospedal and the second or maternal family name is García.
María Dolores Cospedal
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Dolores Cospedal in 2012
Secretary General of the People's Party
Assumed office
June 21, 2008
Preceded by Ángel Acebes
3rd President of Castile-La Mancha
In office
June 22, 2011 – July 1, 2015
Preceded by José María Barreda
Succeeded by Emiliano García-Page
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
12 January 2016
Member of the Senate
In office
12 September 2006 – 22 June 2011
Personal details
Born María Dolores Cospedal García
(1965-12-13) December 13, 1965 (age 50)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Political party People's Party
Spouse(s) Ignacio López del Hierro (m. 2009)
Children Ricardo
Alma mater CEU San Pablo University
Occupation Jurist
Religion Roman Catholic

María Dolores Cospedal García (born 13 December 1965) is a Spanish politician who currently is the Secretary-General of the People's Party.

Her full name is María Dolores Cospedal García, Cospedal being her father's family name and García her mother's family name. At a certain point she started calling herself "de Cospedal" in public which sounded more aristocratic but more recently she has reverted to plain "Cospedal".[1][2][3] In any case her legal name has always been just "Cospedal".

She was chosen as the People's Party (PP) candidate in the 2011 regional elections, for the presidency of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. She obtained a majority with 48.13% of the votes which meant that for the first time in the history of democratic Spain the PP would govern the Junta of Communities of Castile-La Mancha (JCCM).

She also won in the 2015 regional elections, but she isn't now in the Government of Castile-La Mancha

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Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Granados
Regional Minister of Transports
Succeeded by
Elvia Rodríguez
Preceded by
José María Barreda
President of Castile-La Mancha
Succeeded by
Emiliano García-Page
Party political offices
Preceded by
José Manuel Molina
President of the People's Party of Castile-La Mancha
Preceded by
Ángel Acebes
Secretary-General of the People's Party