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Ana María Pastor Julián (born 11 November 1957) is a Spanish politician for the People's Party who has been President of the Congress of Deputies since 19 July 2016. Previously she was Minister of Health from 2002 to 2004 and Minister of Public Works from 2011 to 2016.[1]

Ana Pastor Julián

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President of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
19 July 2016
MonarchFelipe VI
Preceded byPatxi López
Minister of Public Works of Spain
In office
22 December 2011 – 19 July 2016
MonarchJuan Carlos I (2011–2014)
Felipe VI (2014–2016)
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byJosé Blanco López
Succeeded byRafael Catalá (Interim)
Minister of Health, Social Services and
Equality of Spain
In office
10 July 2002 – 18 April 2004
MonarchJuan Carlos I
Prime MinisterJosé María Aznar
Preceded byCelia Villalobos
Succeeded byElena Salgado
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
1 March 1996
Personal details
Born (1957-11-11) 11 November 1957 (age 61)
Cubillos del Pan, Spain
Political partyPeople's Party
Spouse(s)José Benito Suárez Costa
Alma materUniversity of Salamanca


Early lifeEdit

Ana Pastor Julián was born in Cubillos del Pan, Zamora, she has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Salamanca and was an officer of the Senior Public Health and Health Administration.


She has been Head of Health Service Planning of the delegation of provincial council of Pontevedra of Minister of Health of the Xunta de Galicia (Galician Government), and primary care manager in the province of Pontevedra and provincial council director of the Galician Health Service, SERGAS (Galician Health Service). She was general director of the General Mutual State Civil Servants (Muface). In the People's Party XV Congress she was elected executive secretary of Social Policy. She also became the coordinator of Social Participation of the party.[2] She has represented Pontevedra Province in the Spanish Congress of Deputies since 2000, becoming second vice president of the Bureau of the Congress of Deputies until 13 December 2011. On 22 December 2011, she was appointed Minister of Public Works and Transport of Spain.[3]

President of CongressEdit

On 18 July 2016 Pastor was designated by Mariano Rajoy as the People's Party candidate for President of Congress, with the support of Citizens. As speaker, she heads the lower house's nine-member executive committee.[4]

Lobbying workEdit

Ana Pastor Julián has been a patroness of Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies (FAES).


  1. ^ Real Decreto 1826/2011, de 21 de diciembre, por el que se nombran Ministros del Gobierno (PDF), BOE, 22 December 2011, retrieved 22 December 2011
  2. ^ PP (1 May 2009). "Ana Pastor pide al Gobierno un Plan de Respuesta Común contra la gripe A". Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  3. ^ Real Decreto 1826/2011, de 21 de diciembre, por el que se nombran Ministros del Gobierno (PDF), BOE, 22 December 2011, retrieved 22 December 2011
  4. ^ Amanda Cooper (19 July 2016), Spain's Rajoy strikes deal on house speaker though deadlock drags on Reuters.