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Rosa Aguilar Rivero (born 7 July 1957) is a Spanish politician who was the Minister of Rural and Marine Environment between 2010 and 2012. She is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. She also was the mayor of Córdoba between 1999 and 2009. She was shortlisted for the 2008 World Mayor award.

Rosa Aguilar
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Rosa Aguilar in 2015
Minister of Rural and Marine Environment
In office
21 October 2010 – 22 December 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Zapatero
Preceded byElena Espinosa
Succeeded byMiguel Arias Cañete
Mayor of Córdoba
In office
4 July 1999 – 23 April 2009
Preceded byRafael Merino
Succeeded byAndrés Ocaña
Personal details
Born (1957-07-07) July 7, 1957 (age 61)
Córdoba, Spain

Aguilar joined the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and followed the party into the coalition United Left (IU) in 1986. In 1987 she was elected to Córdoba City Council for IU, remaining a councillor until 1991. She was a deputy in the Parliament of Andalusia between 1990 and 1993. In the latter year she was elected to the Spanish Congress of Deputies for Cordoba Province and held the seat in the 1996 General Election. She did not stand at the 2000 election.

Following poor election results for IU at the 2008 general election, she was mentioned as a possible successor to Gaspar Llamazares as IU leader,[1] though in the event Cayo Lara became leader. Her membership of IU came to an end in April 2009 when she was expelled from IU after she had accepted an offer to become Minister for Public works in the Andalusian regional government.[2]


  1. ^ AFP Madrid Archived 10 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine accessed 23-04-2009
  2. ^ Aguilar no longer a member of United Left Archived 26 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine accessed 23-04-2009

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