Román Rodríguez Rodríguez

Román Rodríguez Rodríguez (born 1 March 1956, in San Nicolás de Tolentino) is a Canarian politician who was the president of the Canary Islands between 1999 and 2003. He was licensed in medicine at the University of La Laguna. He worked as a medical assistant for one year and as a university professor.

Román Rodríguez Rodríguez
Román Rodríguez in 2001.
Born1 March 1956 Edit this on Wikidata (age 65)
La Aldea de San Nicolás Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater
Position heldMember of the Congress of Deputies (2004–2008), Substitute member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2004–2004) Edit this on Wikidata

During the 1980s, he took part in antimilitarist and social movements. In 1991, he joined Iniciativa Canaria (ICAN), an organization which in 1993 merged with the Canarian Coalition (CC).

He was director general of the Sanitary Assistance between 1993 and 1995. In 1995, he was elected as general director of the Canarian Health Service.

In the 2004 general election, he represented the Canarian Coalition.

In 2004, as the internal tensions within the Canarian Coalition became more evident, Román Rodríguez Rodríguez headed a faction critical of the coalition, forming a new political group called Nueva Canarias. Nevertheless, in the Spanish Congress of Deputies, he continues to sit as a member of the parliamentary group of the Canarian Coalition.

Since 18 July 2019 is the Vicepresident of Canary Islands as newly elected President Ángel Víctor Torres appointed him for a progressist coalition government.


  • "Diputados - Excmo. Sr. Diputado Román Rodríguez Rodríguez". Parlamento de Canarias (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Preceded by
Manuel Antonio Hermoso Rojas
President of the Canary Islands
Succeeded by
Adán Martín Menis