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Javier Fernández (Spanish politician)

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Javier Fernández Fernández (born January 7, 1948 in Mieres, Asturias) is a Spanish politician, mining engineer, and civil servant. He is the secretary general of the Federación Socialista Asturiana, the regional socialist party affiliated with the national Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

Javier Fernández
(Javier Fernández) 2018-07-25, Pedro Sánchez recibe al presidente del Principado de Asturias Javier Fernández 1.jpg
8th President of the Principality of Asturias
Elections: 2012, 2015
In office
26 May 2012 – 15 July 2019
MonarchJuan Carlos I
Felipe VI
Preceded byFrancisco Álvarez Cascos
Succeeded byAdrián Barbón
President of PSOE Caretaking Committee
In office
1 October 2016 – 18 June 2017
Preceded byPedro Sánchez
(as Secretary General)
Succeeded byPedro Sánchez
(as Secretary General)
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
3 March 1996 – 22 July 1999
ConstituencyAsturias
Member of the Senate
In office
14 July 2003 – 25 May 2012
ConstituencyAsturias
Member of the General Junta of the Principality of Asturias
In office
27 May 2007 – 24 June 2019
ConstituencyCentral Asturias
Personal details
Born (1948-01-07) January 7, 1948 (age 71)
Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Political partyPSOE

Fernández has served as the President of the Principality of Asturias since May 26, 2012, the result of a coalition government stemming from the 2012 Asturias General Council election held in March. A parliamentary pact was made between the PSOE and the centrist Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD). Fernández was elected president on May 23, 2012,[1] and took office three days later. He appointed five women and three men to his cabinet, including economist Dolores Carcedo as the Minister of Finance.[2]

He retained the Presidency after the 2015 election, but governing in minority only with the support of the United Left of Asturias.

On 1 October 2016, Fernández was named by PSOE to lead the party's caretaker committee, after the resignation of Pedro Sánchez as Secretary General.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Javier Fernández, presidente de Asturias con el apoyo de IU y UPyD". El País (in Spanish). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Javier Fernández entrega la cartera de Hacienda a la economista Dolores Carcedo". ABC. 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  3. ^ "Javier Fernández will lead PSOE's caretaker committee". eldiario.es (in Spanish). 2016-10-01.
Political offices
Preceded by
Juan José Tielve Cuervo
Regional Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Asturias
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Jesús Urrutia García
Preceded by
Francisco Álvarez Cascos
President of the Principality of Asturias
2012-2019
Succeeded by
Adrián Barbón
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Luis Martínez Noval
Secretary-General of the FSA-PSOE
2000–2017
Succeeded by
Adrián Barbón
Preceded by
Pedro Sánchez
as Secretary-General
President of PSOE Caretaker Committee
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Pedro Sánchez
as Secretary-General