María Chivite

María Victoria Chivite Navascués (born 1978) is a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Government of Navarre. She has been the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Navarre (PSN–PSOE) since December 2014. A member of the 7th, 8th and 9th terms of the Parliament of Navarre, she also served as Senator between 2011 and 2015.

María Chivite
La candidata del PSN a la presidencia del Gobierno de Navarra, María Chivite (cropped).jpg
President of the Government of Navarre
Assumed office
6 August 2019
Vice PresidentJavier Remírez
José María Aierdi
Preceded byUxue Barkos
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Navarre
Assumed office
13 December 2014
Preceded byRoberto Jiménez
Personal details
Born (1978-06-05) 5 June 1978 (age 44)
Cintruénigo, Navarre, Spain
Political partyPSOEPSN
Alma materPublic University of Navarre

Early life and educationEdit

Chivite was born on 5 June 1978 in Cintruénigo.[1] A member of the Socialist Youth of Spain, she graduated from the Public University of Navarre with a degree in Sociology.[2]


She was municipal councillor in Cintruénigo between 2003 and 2007, and in Valle de Egüés between 2011 and 2013. She was also a member of the 7th and 8th terms of the Parliament of Navarre.[3] Chivite, who became a member of the Senate in 2011, was appointed as Spokesperson of the Socialist Parliamentary Group in the Upper House in 2014.[2] Proclaimed as Secretary-General of the PSN-PSOE on 13 December 2014,[4] Chivite ran first in the PSN-PSOE list vis-à-vis the 2015 Navarrese regional election. She repeated her bid in the 2019 regional election, with the Socialist list coming up second in seats after Navarra Suma.

Chivite was invested President of Navarre on 2 August 2019 Chivite government, commanding the yes votes of PSN-PSOE (11), Geroa Bai (9), Podemos (2), Izquierda-Ezkerra (1) groups in the regional legislature. The 20 MPs of the Navarra Suma parliamentary group voted against as well as 2 MPs of EH Bildu. The other 5 MPs of EH Bildu abstained.[5] She assumed office on 6 August in a ceremony celebrated at the seat of the regional parliament.[n. 1][6]


  1. ^ She used the following formula: "I promise on my conscience and honour to respect, maintain and improve the Foral Regime of Navarra, abide by the Constitution and laws and faithfully fulfill the obligations of my position as President of the Foral Community".[6]


  1. ^ Irisarri, Andoni. ""Si es con mi programa, me da igual quién me haga presidenta;no se pueden rechazar los votos"". Noticias de Gipuzkoa. Archived from the original on 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  2. ^ a b Ojer, Pablo (9 September 2014). "María Chivite, una vida dedicada al socialismo". ABC.
  3. ^ "María Chivite Navascués". PSN-PSOE.
  4. ^ "La senadora María Chivite, elegida secretaria general del PSN-PSOE". ecodiario. 13 December 2014.
  5. ^ Ormazanal, Mikel (2 August 2019). "La socialista María Chivite, investida presidenta de Navarra". El País.
  6. ^ a b "María Chivite toma posesión como presidenta del Gobierno de Navarra". 6 August 2019.

Political offices
Preceded by President of the Government of Navarre
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Socialist Group in the Senate
Succeeded by
Preceded by Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Navarre
Succeeded by
Preceded by Leader of the Socialist Group in the Parliament of Navarre
Succeeded by