President of the Canary Islands

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President of the
Canary Islands
Presidente de las Islas Canarias
Canary Islands CoA.svg
Coat of Arms of the Canary Islands
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Incumbent
Fernando Clavijo Batlle

since 9 July 2015
Style Sr Presidente
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder Jerónimo Saavedra
29 December 1982

The President of the Canary Islands is the head of government of the Canary Islands, one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain, while the monarch Felipe VI remains the head of state as King of Spain (and therefore of the Canary Islands).

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Presidents of the Junta (pre-autonomy)[edit]

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party
1 Alfonso Soriano Benítez de Lugo
(born in 1936)
14 April 1978 9 June 1979 Union of the Democratic Centre
2 Fernando Bergasa Perdomo
(born in 1938)
9 June 1979 9 June 1980 Union of the Democratic Centre
3 Vicente Álvarez Pedreira
(1933–2002)
9 June 1980 12 June 1981 Union of the Democratic Centre
4 Fernando Bergasa Perdomo
(born in 1938)
12 June 1981 June 1982 Union of the Democratic Centre
5 Francisco Javier Ucelay Sabina
(1944–2001)
June 1982 29 December 1982 Union of the Democratic Centre

Presidents of the Government (after the approval of the Statute of Autonomy)[edit]

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party
1 Jerónimo Saavedra
(born in 1936)
29 December 1982 30 July 1987 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
2 Fernando Fernández Martín
(born in 1943)
30 July 1987 28 December 1988 Democratic and Social Centre
3 Lorenzo Olarte Cullen
(born in 1932)
28 December 1988 11 July 1991 Democratic and Social Centre
4 Jerónimo Saavedra
(born in 1936)
11 July 1991 2 April 1993 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
5 Manuel Hermoso
(born in 1935)
2 April 1993 16 July 1999 Canarian Coalition
6 Román Rodríguez Rodríguez
(born in 1956)
16 July 1999 8 July 2003 Canarian Coalition
7 Adán Martín Menis
(1943–2010)
8 July 2003 13 July 2007 Canarian Coalition
8 Paulino Rivero
(born in 1955)
13 July 2007 9 July 2015 Canarian Coalition
9 Fernando Clavijo Batlle
(born in 1971)
9 July 2015 Incumbent Canarian Coalition

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