María Dolores de Cospedal
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María Dolores Cospedal
|Minister of Defence|
4 November 2016 – 1 June 2018
|Prime Minister||Mariano Rajoy|
|Preceded by||Pedro Morenés|
|Succeeded by||Margarita Robles|
|Secretary-General of the People's Party|
21 June 2008 – 21 July 2018
|Preceded by||Ángel Acebes|
|Succeeded by||Teodoro García Egea|
|3rd President of Castile-La Mancha|
22 June 2011 – 1 July 2015
|Monarch||Juan Carlos I|
|Preceded by||José María Barreda|
|Succeeded by||Emiliano García-Page|
|Member of the Congress of Deputies|
12 January 2016 – 7 November 2018
|Member of the Senate|
12 September 2006 – 22 June 2011
María Dolores Cospedal García
13 December 1965
|Political party||People's Party|
|Democratic Reformist Party (before 1986)|
|Spouse(s)||Ignacio López del Hierro (m. 2009)|
|Alma mater||CEU San Pablo University|
She was chosen as the People's Party (PP) candidate in the 2011 regional elections, for the presidency of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. She obtained a majority with 48.13% of the votes which meant that for the first time in the history of democratic Spain the PP would govern the Junta of Communities of Castile-La Mancha (JCCM).
She also got the most votes in the 2015 regional elections, but she did not obtain absolute majority and PSOE's Emiliano García-Page was invested President of Castile-La Mancha thanks to an agreement with Podemos.
- Forcada, Daniel (11 June 2011). "Los Bilderberg la señalan: nace otra 'lideresa'". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Titania Compañía Editorial, S.L. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- ""La bien pagá" se cambió el apellido para aproximarse al linaje aristocrático". El Plural. 11 November 2009. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- "Cospedal vuelve a cambiarse el apellido y prescinde de la "DE"". El Plural. 11 May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- "María Dolores Cospedal". Gobierno de Castilla La Mancha. 22 June 2011. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
- María Dolores de Cospedal Junta of Communities of Castile-La Mancha website
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| Regional Minister of Transports of Madrid
José María Barreda
| President of Castile-La Mancha
| Minister of Defence
|Party political offices|
José Manuel Molina
| President of the People's Party of Castile-La Mancha
| Secretary-General of the People's Party
Teodoro Garcia Egea