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Cristóbal Ricardo Montoro Romero (born 28 July 1950 in Cambil) is a Spanish People's Party politician. He served as Minister of Finance and Public Administrations of Spain since 22 December 2011 until 1 June 2018, when a vote of no-confidence against Mariano Rajoy outsed the government.[1] His ministry was re-structured on 2016 and the competences on Public Administratios were given to the Vicepresident, and now his office is called Minister of Finance and Civil Service.

Cristóbal Montoro
Cristóbal Montoro 2015 (cropped).jpg
Minister of Finance and Civil Service
In office
22 December 2011 – 1 June 2018
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byElena Salgado
Succeeded byMaría Jesús Montero Treasury
Meritxell Batet Civil Service
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
28 April 2000 – 17 April 2004
Prime MinisterJosé María Aznar
Preceded byRodrigo Rato
Succeeded byPedro Solbes
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
13 January 2016
In office
13 December 2011 – 13 January 2016
In office
1 April 2008 – 13 December 2011
In office
28 March 2000 – 2 July 2004
In office
21 June 1993 – 28 May 1996
Personal details
Born (1950-07-28) 28 July 1950 (age 68)
Cambil, Spain
Political partyPeople's Party
Alma materAutonomous University of Madrid

He was a Member of the European Parliament for the People's Party, part of the European People's Party, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He has represented Madrid in the Spanish Congress since 1993.

He was a substitute for the Committee on Budgets, a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and a substitute for the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

He was appointed Minister of Finance by José María Aznar in April 2000, but he had to abandon the post in April 2004 when his party lost the elections.




  • 1982-1988: Assistant lecturer in public finance (UAM, 1973–1982) and Deputy professor
  • since 1989: Professor of public finance at the University of Cantabria
  • Economist and director of studies[2]
  • 1996-2000: Member of the Boards of Directors of Telefónica, Iberia, Endesa and SEPI
  • since 1999: Member of the National Executive Committee of the PP
  • 1993-1996, 2000-2004, 2008-present: Member of the Congress of Deputies.[2]
  • 1996-2000: Secretary of State for the Economy
  • 1996-2000: Spain's representative to various economic and financial organisations
  • 2000-2004: Minister of the Treasury[2]
  • 2011-2016: Minister of the Treasury and Public Administrations
  • 2016–2018: Minister of the Treasury and Civil Service


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  1. ^ R., Juan Carlos (22 December 2011). Rajoy Brey, Mariano (ed.). "Real Decreto 1826/2011, de 21 de diciembre, por el que se nombran Ministros del Gobierno" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish). President of the Spanish Government (307): 139968. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Cristóbal Montoro Romero". Ministerio de Hacienda (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 October 1999. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  3. ^ "El Gobierno condecora al Ejecutivo saliente con distinciones de la Orden de Isabel la Católica y la de Carlos III". Europa Press (in Spanish). Madrid. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ R., Felipe (4 August 2018). Borrell Fontelles, Josep (ed.). "Real Decreto 1043/2018, de 3 de agosto, por el que se concede la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica a don Cristóbal Ricardo Montoro Romero" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish). Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación (188): 78399. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rodrigo Rato
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Pedro Solbes
Preceded by
Elena Salgado
as Minister of Economy and Finance
Minister of Finance and Public Administrations
Succeeded by
María Jesús Montero
as Treasury Minister
Meritxell Batet
as Minister of Territorial Policy and Civil Service