Margarita Mariscal de Gante

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Margarita Mariscal de Gante
Minister of Justice
In office
6 May 1996 – 28 April 2000
Preceded by Juan Alberto Belloch
Succeeded by Ángel Acebes
Personal details
Born (1954-01-10) 10 January 1954 (age 63)
Nationality Spanish

Margarita Mariscal de Gante (born 10 January 1954) is a Spanish judge and politician, who served as the minister of justice from 1996 to 2000.

Early life[edit]

Gante was born in Madrid on 10 January 1954.[1] She has a law degree.[2]


Gante worked as a judge in different cities of Spain before she attained her ministerial appointment.[2] She is a member of the Popular party.[1] She was appointed minister of justice on 6 May 1996, replacing Juan Alberto Belloch in the post.[2][3] She was in office until 28 April 2000 and Ángel Acebes replaced her as justice minister.[3][4] She was elected to the congress of deputies in 2000, representing Albacete Province, and served there until 2004.[1] During her term she was the first vice-president of the congress.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Mariscal de Gante Mirón, Margarita". Congress of Deputies. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Magistral conservadora". El Pais. 5 May 1996. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Spanish ministries". Rulers. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Spain Ministers". Women Guide. Retrieved 5 June 2013.