President of Cantabria

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President of Cantabria
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Flag of Cantabria
Miguel Ángel Revilla

since July 3, 2015
Inaugural holder José Antonio Rodríguez Martínez
Formation 1982

The President of Cantabria, according to the Autonomy Statute of Cantabria, presides over the Government of Cantabria, directing its activities, coordinating the Administration of the autonomous community, designating and separating the councillors, and holds supreme representation of the autonomous community and ordinary representation of the State in Cantabria. He or she is elected by the Parliament of Cantabria among its members, and is appointed by the King of Spain.

The Parliament elects him or her by absolute majority in first session or by simple majority in subsequent. Between each session at least forty eight hours have to pass. If two months after the constitution of the Parliament there hasn't been elected a candidate, it is dissolved and there is another call for elections.

List of Presidents of Cantabria[edit]

Name Term Begins Term Ends Political Party Notes
José Antonio Rodríguez Martínez March 15, 1982 March 2, 1984 Independent
Ángel Díaz de Entresotos March 2, 1984 June 24, 1987 AP
Juan Hormaechea June 24, 1987 December 5, 1990 Independent
Jaime Blanco December 5, 1990 July 2, 1991 Partido Socialista de Cantabria-PSOE
Juan Hormaechea July 2, 1991 July 13, 1995 Union for the Progress of Cantabria (UPCA)
José Joaquín Martínez Sieso July 13, 1995 June 27, 2003 PP
Miguel Ángel Revilla June 27, 2003 June 23, 2011 Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)
Ignacio Diego June 23, 2011 July 3, 2015 PP
Miguel Ángel Revilla July 3, 2015 Incumbent Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)