Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sáenz de Santamaría and the second or maternal family name is Antón.
Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría
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Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
Assumed office
22 December 2011
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by Elena Salgado
Minister of the Presidency
Assumed office
22 December 2011
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by Ramón Jáuregui
Spokesperson of the Government
Assumed office
22 December 2011
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by José Blanco López
Acting Minister of Health
In office
26 November 2014 – 3 December 2014
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by Ana Mato
Succeeded by Alfonso Alonso
Acting Minister of Justice
In office
23 September 2014 – 29 September 2014
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón
Succeeded by Rafael Catalá Polo
Spokesperson of the People's Party in the Congress of Deputies
In office
31 March 2008 – 13 December 2011
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by Eduardo Zaplana
Succeeded by Alfonso Alonso
Personal details
Born María Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría Antón
(1971-06-10) 10 June 1971 (age 44)
Valladolid, Spain
Political party People's Party
Spouse(s) Iván Rosa (2006–present)
Children Iván
Alma mater University of Valladolid

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría Antón (born 10 June 1971, Valladolid) is a Spanish People's Party politician who has been Deputy Prime Minister of Spain since 2011.[1]She previously served as executive secretary of Territorial Policy of Partido Popular. In the 9th Legislature she was appointed by Mariano Rajoy as the Popular Party spokesman in the House of Representatives, replacing Eduardo Zaplana.

Career[edit]

In the 8th legislature of Spain (2004-2008) Sáenz de Santamaría was the executive secretary of the People's Party's domestic policy, and a deputy for Madrid. In the 9th legislature she was appointed by Mariano Rajoy as spokesperson for the People's Group in the Congress of Deputies, replacing Eduardo Zaplana. Sáenz de Santamaría became the Deputy Prime Minister and spokesperson for the government on 22 December 2011.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sáenz de Santamaría is married and has a son, who was born on 11 November 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajoy inicia la renovación del PP colocando a Sáez de Santamaría como portavoz en el Congreso El Pais
  2. ^ Giles, Ciaran (21 December 2011). "Spain's new prime minister sworn in, names Cabinet". Deseret News. AP. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Govan, Fiona (25 November 2011). "Spanish MP with key role back to work 11 days after giving birth". The Telegraph (Madrid). Retrieved 5 June 2013.