Santiago Lanzuela

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Santiago Lanzuela Marina
(Santiago Lanzuela) José María Aznar recibe al presidente de la Diputación General de Aragón. Pool Moncloa. 16 de mayo de 1996 (cropped).jpg
Lanzuela in 1996
President of the Government of Aragon
In office
2 July 1995 – 2 August 1999
Preceded byRamón Tejedor
Succeeded byMarcelino Iglesias
Minister of Economics and Housing for the Government of Aragon
In office
13 March 1989 – 17 September 1993
PresidentHipólito Gómez de las Roces
Emilio Eiroa
Preceded byAntonio Laguarta
Succeeded byEugenio Nadal
Member of the Congress of Deputies for Teruel
In office
12 March 2000 – 28 July 2014
Member of the Aragonese Corts for Zaragoza
In office
28 May 1991 – 27 March 2000
Personal details
Born(1948-09-27)27 September 1948
Teruel, Spain
Died16 April 2020(2020-04-16) (aged 71)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyPeople's Party of Aragon
People's Party
Alma materUniversity of Valencia

Santiago Lanzuela Marina (27 September 1948 – 16 April 2020) was a Spanish economist and politician for the People's Party (PP), who served as President of the Government of Aragon, one of the Spanish regional administrations.


Lanzuela was born in Teruel, Spain. An economist by profession, he was married with two children. In 1974 he became head of the office for Spanish co-operation with Nicaragua and then served as a director in the Spanish Employment Ministry from 1976 to 1981. In 1987, he was elected to the Aragonese Regional Assembly and, in 1989, the PP entered a coalition government with the Aragonese Party (PAR) with Lanzuela serving as Economics Minister until 1993.

On 28 May 1995, the PP received the most votes in the Aragonese regional elections and as lead PP candidate, he was elected President of Aragon, defeating Ángela Abós Ballarín of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).[1]

Although the PP increased their number of votes and seats in the 1999 elections, the PAR instead backed the candidate of the rival PSOE for President.[2] At the 2000 General Election he was elected to the Spanish Congress, representing Teruel constituency and was re-elected at the subsequent elections in 2004 and 2008.[3]


Santiago Lanzuela died, aged 71, from COVID-19-related causes on 16 April 2020, in Madrid.[4]


  1. ^ Clemente, Eloy Fernández (1 October 2014). "In the 80 years of Ángela Abós". El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  2. ^ Profile, 5 March 2008; accessed 9 August 2009.
  3. ^ Electoral info Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, El Periódico de Aragon, 9 March 2008; accessed 9 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Muere el expresidente Santiago Lanzuela". Heraldo de Aragón (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2020.

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