Cristóbal Montoro

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Cristóbal Montoro
Minister of Finance and Civil Service
In office
4 November 2016 – 1 June 2018
MonarchFelipe VI
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byHimself
(Finance and Public Administrations)
Succeeded byMaría Jesús Montero
Meritxell Batet
(Civil Service)
Minister of Finance and Public Administrations
In office
22 December 2011 – 4 November 2016
MonarchsJuan Carlos I
Felipe VI
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byElena Salgado
(Economy and Finance)
Manuel Chaves
(Territorial Policy and Public Administration)
Succeeded byHimself
(Finance and Civil Service)
Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría
(Presidency and for Territorial Administrations)
Minister of Finance
In office
28 April 2000 – 18 April 2004
MonarchJuan Carlos I
Prime MinisterJosé María Aznar
Preceded byRodrigo Rato
(Economy and Finance)
Succeeded byPedro Solbes
(Economy and Finance)
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
13 January 2016 – 21 May 2019
In office
13 December 2011 – 13 January 2016
In office
1 April 2008 – 13 December 2011
In office
28 March 2000 – 2 July 2004
In office
21 June 1993 – 28 May 1996
Personal details
Born (1950-07-28) 28 July 1950 (age 73)
Cambil, Spain
Political partyPeople's Party
Alma materAutonomous University of Madrid

Cristóbal Ricardo Montoro Romero (born 28 July 1950 in Cambil) is a Spanish politician. Hs is a member of the Spanish People's Party. He served as Minister of Finance and Public Administrations of Spain from 22 December 2011 until 1 June 2018, when a vote of no-confidence against Mariano Rajoy ousted his government.[1] His ministry was re-structured in 2016 and the responsibilities of Public Administration were given to the vice president. The office was renamed Minister of Finance and Civil Service.

He was a Member of the European Parliament for the People's Party, part of the European People's Party, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He has represented Madrid in the Spanish Congress since 1993.

He was a substitute for the Committee on Budgets, a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and a substitute for the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

He was appointed Minister of Finance by José María Aznar in April 2000, but he had to abandon the post in April 2004 when his party lost the elections.



  • 1982-1988: Assistant lecturer in public finance (UAM, 1973–1982) and Deputy professor
  • since 1989: Professor of public finance at the University of Cantabria
  • Economist and director of studies[2]
  • 1996-2000: Member of the Boards of Directors of Telefónica, Iberia, Endesa and SEPI
  • since 1999: Member of the National Executive Committee of the PP
  • 1993-1996, 2000-2004, 2008-present: Member of the Congress of Deputies.[2]
  • 1996-2000: Secretary of State for the Economy
  • 1996-2000: Spain's representative to various economic and financial organisations
  • 2000-2004: Minister of the Treasury[2]
  • 2011-2016: Minister of the Treasury and Public Administrations
  • 2016–2018: Minister of the Treasury and Civil Service


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  1. ^ R., Juan Carlos (22 December 2011). Rajoy Brey, Mariano (ed.). "Real Decreto 1826/2011, de 21 de diciembre, por el que se nombran Ministros del Gobierno" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish). President of the Spanish Government (307): 139968. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Cristóbal Montoro Romero". Ministerio de Hacienda (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 October 1999. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  3. ^ "El Gobierno condecora al Ejecutivo saliente con distinciones de la Orden de Isabel la Católica y la de Carlos III". Europa Press (in Spanish). Madrid. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ R., Felipe (4 August 2018). Borrell Fontelles, Josep (ed.). "Real Decreto 1043/2018, de 3 de agosto, por el que se concede la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica a don Cristóbal Ricardo Montoro Romero" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish). Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación (188): 78399. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Preceded byas Minister of Economy and Finance Minister of Finance and Public Administrations
Succeeded by
María Jesús Montero
as Treasury Minister
Meritxell Batet
as Minister of Territorial Policy and Civil Service