Mariano Fernández Bermejo

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Mariano Fernández Bermejo
Mariano Fernández Bermejo en rueda de prensa.jpg
Minister of Justice
In office
12 February 2007 – 24 February 2009
Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Preceded by Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar
Succeeded by Francisco Caamaño Domínguez
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)
Arenas de San Pedro, Ávila
Nationality Spanish
Political party Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Alma mater Complutense University

Mariano Fernández Bermejo (born 1948) is a Spanish jurist and politician, who served as justice minister of Spain from 2007 to 2009.

Early life and education[edit]

Bermejo was born in Arenas de San Pedro, Ávila, in 1948.[1][2] He holds a PhD in law, which he obtained from Complutense University in Madrid in November 1969.[1][2] He also received an advanced degree in community law in 1998.[2]


Bermejo started his career as a lecturer and until 1974 he worked at the University of Extremadura and at the UNED.[1] In 1974, he began to work as an attorney.[1] He served as a public prosecutor at the provincial courts of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Caceres.[1] He also served as a deputy prosecutor and director of public prosecution in Segovia.[1] In September 1986, he became the executive advisor to the minister of justice and served in the post until 1989.[2] He was appointed prosecutor at the supreme court of justice in June 1989.[1] He served as the chief public prosecutor in Madrid from 1992 to 2003.[3] He was dismissed by the People's Party in 2003 due to the tensions between him and party officials.[3] In July 2004, he became director of public prosecution in the department for suits in Madrid.[1] He is a founding member of the Progressive Union of Public Prosecutors.[2]

Bermejo is a member of the Socialist Party.[2] He was appointed justice minister to the cabinet led by prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in a reshuffle on 12 February 2007.[4][5] He succeeded Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar as justice minister.[4] Bermejo retained his post in a May 2008 reshuffle.[2] He resigned from office on 24 February 2009 due to his alleged intervention to a corruption investigation about a member of the People's Party.[6][7] Bermejo was replaced by Francisco Caamaño Domínguez in the post.[7]

Bermejo was also elected to the Spanish parliament for Murcia province in the 2008 election.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The President announces the new Cabinet". La Moncloa. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Cable que describe a Zapatero y sus ministros al formarse el Gobierno de la segunda legislatura". El Pais. Wikileaks. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Chislett, William (2007). "Domestic Scene" (PDF). Inside Spain. 32. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Spain gets new justice minister - internal rows at judiciary". M&C News. Madrid. 8 February 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Spain - Ministries, etc.". Rulers. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Govan, Fiona (23 February 2009). "Spain's justice minister quits over hunting scandal". The Telegraph. Madrid. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Spanish justice minister resigns". The New York Times. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2013.