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Elena Salgado Méndez

Assumed office 
7 April 2009
Preceded by Pedro Solbes

Minister for Public Administration of Spain
In office
9 July 2007 – 7 April 2009
Preceded by Jordi Sevilla
Succeeded by Manuel Chaves (As Minister of Territorial Policy)

Minister of Health of Spain
In office
18 April 2004 – 9 July 2007
Preceded by Ana Pastor
Succeeded by Bernat Soria

Born 12 May 1949 (1949-05-12) (age 60)
Ourense, Spain
Political party Socialist Workers' Party
Alma mater Technical University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid
Profession Industrial Engineer, Economist

Elena Salgado Méndez (b. 12 May 1949 in Ourense, Spain) is a Spanish politician currently serving as the Second Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance in the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. She succeeded Pedro Solbes in April 2009 in a surprise move.[1]

A graduate of Industrial Engineering and Economic Science,[2] she had previously been Health Minister (2004-2007) and Minister for Public Administration (2007-2009).[3] She has been a deputy for Cantabria province since the 2008 election.[4]



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