Mariano Rajoy

Born Mar 27, 1955
Age 60
Hometown Santiago de Compo...
Political Party Partido Popular
Religion Catholicism
Alma Mater Universidade de S...
Other Names Rajoy Brey, Maria...

Mariano Rajoy Brey is the current Prime Minister of Spain, appointed since 21 December 2011 and is chairman of the People's Party since 2004. Under Prime Minister José María Aznar, Rajoy was Minister of Public Administration from 1996 to 1999 and Minister of Education from 1999 to 2000; he then served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2000 to 2003.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mariano Rajoy.


1955 Birth Born on March 27, 1955.


1981 26 Years Old Rajoy started his political career in 1981, as a member of the right-wing party People's Alliance (AP), becoming a deputy in the inaugural legislature of the Galician Parliament.
1982 27 Years Old In 1982, he was appointed by Galician regional President, Antonio Rosón Pérez, as Minister of Institutional Relations of the Xunta de Galicia.


1986 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On 11 June 1986, Rajoy was elected President of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra, a position he held until July 1991.
1987 - 1988 2 More Events
1989 34 Years Old When in 1989 the AP merged with other parties to form the People's Party (PP), with Manuel Fraga as its president, Rajoy was named a member of its National Executive Committee and delegate for Pontevedra.
1993 38 Years Old 1 More Event
He was reelected to parliament in 1993. Before the PP's triumph in the 1996 elections, he was a PP-designated member of the "Commission of Parliamentary Control of the RTVE". In April, former president of Castile and León and presidential candidate of the government general elections in 1989, José María Aznar, was elected president of the PP. … Read More


1996 41 Years Old 1 More Event
3 March 1996, the PP won the early parliamentary and Mariano Rajoy, who had been elected MP, was appointed Minister of Public Administrations on 6 May in the first Aznar government.
1997 42 Years Old His term was marked by the adoption in 1997 of the Law on organization and operation of the general administration of the State (LOFAGE), which regulates the organization and functions of central government, and the Law on the Government. … Read More
2000 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000 he led the Conservative election campaign for the elections on 12 March, the latter won with an absolute majority of seats against socialists. Mariano Rajoy was appointed, 28 April, Senior Vice President of Government and Minister of the Presidency. Less than a year later, on 28 February 2001, it replaces Jaime Mayor Oreja, candidate for President of the Government of the Basque Country, as Interior Minister. … Read More
2001 46 Years Old In February 2001 he was named Minister of the Interior, after Jaime Mayor Oreja decided to run as head of the People's Party list in the 2001 Basque Elections.
2002 47 Years Old When major cabinet reshuffle of 9 July 2002, he converted a man because strong government becomes minister of the presidency, retains his vice presidency and was appointed spokesman of the government. … Read More
2003 48 Years Old On 30 August 2003 Aznar announced that he would retire from politics in the 2004 elections and proposed Rajoy as his successor.
2004 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Approached, with Rodrigo Rato and Jaime Mayor Oreja, to succeed Jose Maria Aznar at the direction of the PP and as presidential candidate of the government to the 2004 legislative, he was chosen by him on 1 September 2003 and leaves the government two days later. … Read More


2005 50 Years Old On 1 December 2005, Rajoy survived a helicopter accident, along with Madrid Regional Government President Esperanza Aguirre; he broke a finger in the accident.
2008 53 Years Old 1 More Event
On 30 January 2008, Rajoy received the support of Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy for the March 2008 general election. … Read More
In November 2011, Rajoy’s center-right Popular Party won its biggest majority since the country’s return to democracy in the 1970s, securing 186 out of the 350 seats in the lower house of Parliament. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old 1 More Event
He stated that to achieve the objective of a deficit of 4.4% of GDP in 2012, an investment of 16.5 billion euros would be needed.
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