Miguel Ángel Revilla

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Miguel Ángel Revilla
Foto Miguel Ángel Revilla.jpg
President of Cantabria
Assumed office
3 July 2015
Preceded by Ignacio Diego
In office
27 June 2003 – 23 June 2011
Preceded by José Joaquín Martínez Sieso
Succeeded by Ignacio Diego
Personal details
Born (1943-01-23) 23 January 1943 (age 74)
Polaciones, Cantabria, Spain
Nationality Spain
Political party PRC
Spouse(s) Aurora Díaz
Alma mater University of the Basque Country
Religion Roman Catholicism

Miguel Ángel Revilla Roiz (born 23 January 1943 in Polaciones, Cantabria) is a Spanish politician, the current President of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria.[1]

In 1976, he was a founder of the Association in Defense of the Interests of Cantabria (ADIC), a pioneer organization in the defense of the autonomy of Cantabria, and later of the Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC), founded in 1978. In the fourth Regional Congress, on 20 March 1988, Miguel Ángel Revilla was elected for the first time as General Secretary, a position that he has occupied uninterruptedly since then, with the ratification of the successive congresses, held on 9 November 1991, on 13 November 1994, on 8 November 1998, and on 17 November 2002.

He has exercised the Vice-presidency and the Ministry of Public Works in the Government of Cantabria in the 1995-1999 and 1999-2003 terms. In the 25 May 2003 regional elections his party obtained the highest vote increase: 60 percent more than in the previous elections. On 27 June 2003, despite his party being the third most voted, Miguel Ángel Revilla, after a coalition with Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), was chosen President of Cantabria. In the 27 May 2007 elections, PRC rose to second place, with a result that again gave them enough seats to form a coalition with the PSOE, being re-elected in June that year as president. In the 22 May 2011 elections, PRC was also the second party, but the People's Party (PP) obtained an absolute majority. In the 23 May 2015 elections, PP lost the absolute majority and PRC remained the second party; Revilla was elected president again with the support of PSOE.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roberto Bedoya
Vice President of Cantabria
1995-2003
Succeeded by
Lola Gorostiaga
Preceded by
Ángel Madariaga
Regional Minister of Public Works
1995-2003
Succeeded by
José María Mazón
Preceded by
José Joaquín Martínez Sieso
President of Cantabria
2003-2011
Succeeded by
Ignacio Diego
Preceded by
Ignacio Diego
President of Cantabria
2015-present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Eduardo Obregón
Secretary-General of the PRC
1988–present
Incumbent