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Javier Fernández (Spanish politician)

Javier Fernández
8th President of the Principality of Asturias
Elections: 2012, 2015
In office
26 May 2012 – 16 July 2019
MonarchsJuan Carlos I
Felipe VI
Preceded byFrancisco Álvarez Cascos
Succeeded byAdrián Barbón
President of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party Caretaking Committee
In office
1 October 2016 – 18 June 2017
Preceded byPedro Sánchez
(as Secretary General)
Succeeded byPedro Sánchez
(as Secretary General)
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
3 March 1996 – 22 July 1999
Member of the Senate
In office
14 July 2003 – 25 May 2012
Member of the General Junta of the Principality of Asturias
In office
27 May 2007 – 24 June 2019
ConstituencyCentral Asturias
Personal details
Born (1948-01-07) 7 January 1948 (age 76)
Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Political partyPSOE

Javier Fernández Fernández (born 7 January 1948 in Mieres, Asturias) is a Spanish politician, mining engineer, and civil servant. He was the secretary general of the Federación Socialista Asturiana, the regional socialist party affiliated with the national Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

Fernández served as the President of the Principality of Asturias from 26 May 2012 to 16 July 2019. He came to power as the result of a coalition government stemming from the 2012 Asturias General Council election held in March. A parliamentary pact was made between the PSOE and the centrist Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD). Fernández was elected president on 23 May 2012,[1] and took office three days later. He appointed five women and three men to his cabinet, including economist Dolores Carcedo as the Minister of Finance.[2]

He retained the Presidency after the 2015 election, but governing in minority only with the support of the United Left of Asturias.

On 1 October 2016, Fernández was named by PSOE to lead the party's caretaker committee, after the resignation of Pedro Sánchez as secretary general.[3]


  1. ^ "Javier Fernández, presidente de Asturias con el apoyo de IU y UPyD". El País (in Spanish). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Javier Fernández entrega la cartera de Hacienda a la economista Dolores Carcedo". ABC. 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  3. ^ "Javier Fernández will lead PSOE's caretaker committee". (in Spanish). 2016-10-01.
Political offices Preceded byJuan José Tielve Cuervo Councillor of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Asturias 1999–2000 Succeeded byJesús Urrutia García Preceded byFrancisco Álvarez Cascos President of the Principality of Asturias 2012-2019 Succeeded byAdrián Barbón Party political offices Preceded byLuis Martínez Noval Secretary-General of the Asturian Socialist Federation 2000–2017 Succeeded byAdrián Barbón Preceded byPedro Sánchezas Secretary-General President of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Partycaretaker committee 2016–2017 Succeeded byPedro Sánchezas Secretary-General
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Javier Fernández (Spanish politician)
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