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Profile & Politics*
Popl: 335,459 (2010);
|Sonia Castedo Ramos (Ms)||Elected 2008, 2011,; Next elections 2015||Born 1970, graduated in sociology Alicante University; began working in city government 1995; head of city's beaches and parks 1999-2003, deputy-mayor 2003-8.
Party: PP (Partido Popular, conservative)
|Xavier García Albiol (Mr)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1967, joined PP 1990, elected councilman 1991; studied law.
Popl: 1,619,337 (2010)
|Xavier Trias (Mr)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1946, studied medicine in Barcelona, Genoa and Berne; pediatrician in Barcelona 1974-81. Began to work 1981 in Generalitat (regional government)'s health department. Became Generalitat's senior health officer 1988; a vice-president of Generalitat from 1996 (as consejero de la Presidencia), elected member of Spain's parliament 2000; Barcelona councilman from 2003.
Party: CiU (Convergencia y Unión, coalition of two conservative/ nationalist Catalan parties)
Popl: 355,731 (2009);
|Iñaki Azkuna Urreta (Mr)||Mayor since 1999, reelected 2011 ; Next elections 2015||Born 1943; cardiologist; Basque regional government's head of hospitals 1982; posts in Basque government 1983-99, including senior health officer 1999.
Party: EAJ-PNV (Basque nationalist party)
Popl: 218,210 (2011)
|María Pilar Barreiro Álvarez (Ms)||Mayor since 1995; Next elections 2011||Born 1955, lawyer and lecturer by profession; entered PP 1987, member of Murcia regional assembly 1991-5; member of Spain's parliament since 2008.
Popl: 330,033 (Jan. 2011)
|José Antonio Nieto Ballesteros (Mr)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1970; member of centrist party CDS 1991-3; joined PP 1995, city councilman in Guadalcázar 1995-9, then Cordoba from 1999; elected member of Andalusian parliament 2008.
Popl: 230,822 (2010)
|Mercedes Alonso García (Ms)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1964; law graduate Alicante University, conservative sympathiser since 1982; councilwoman in Elche since 1991, former member of Valencian regional parliament.
Popl: 277,198 (2010)
|Carmen Moriyón Entrialgo (Ms)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1966, graduated medicine 1990 University of Oviedo; surgeon; received Embajadora de Gijón prize 2008 for medical/scientific activities; "very fond" of gardening according to city website.
Party: Foro Asturias (centre-right regional party founded January 2011 by ex-PP minister Francisco Alvarez-Cascos)
Popl: 272,730 (2011)
|José Torres Hurtado (Mr)||Mayor since 2003 (reelected 2011), elections 2015||Born 1946; member of parliament 1982-6, senator for Granada 1986-89, occupied regional administrative or political posts to 2003.
|Hospitalet de Llobregat
Popl: 258,642 (2010)
|Núria Marín Martínez (Ms)||Mayor since 2008 (reelected 2011), elections in 2015||Born 1963, began working in city government 1985; deputy-mayor 1999. Joined Catalan Socialist Party 1981.
Party: PSC (Catalan Socialist Party)
Popl: 246,056 (2009)
|Carlos Negreira Souto (Mr)||Elected 2011, elections in 2015||Born Rio de Janeiro 1960; law graduate University of Santiago de Compostela; technical and juridical posts in Galicia 1980s-90s. Worked in Madrid ministries 1999-2000 before returning to Galicia to become head of regional ports and engage in politics.
|Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Popl: 282,308 (2010)
|Juan José Cardona González (Mr)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1962; law graduate Complutense University of Madrid, lawyer to 1995. Joined PP 1991; entered Las Palmas city council 1995. Occupied posts in city and island government to 2007.
Popl: 3,273,049 (2010)
|Ana Botella (Mr)||Ana Botella succeeded Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jiménez in December 2011 after her predecessor was appointed Spanish minister of justice ; Next elections 2015||Born 1954; lawyer, entered Madrid city council in 2007 where she served as councillor for the environment. She is married to former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar
Popl: 568,507 (2010)
|Francisco de la Torre Prados (Mr)||Elected mayor 2003, 2007, 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1942; degrees in sociology and agricultural engineering from Salamanca, Madrid and Rennes universities; engaged in regional politics and administration in 1970s-80s; deputy-mayor of Malaga 1994, becomes mid-term mayor 2000.
Popl: 441,345 (2010)
|Miguel Angel Cámara Botía (Mr)||Mayor since 1995; Elections 2015||Born 1955; chemist and lecturer. Entered the AP (centrist party), then PP in 1980s; party secretary-general in Murcia region and city councilman 1990s.
Popl: 225, 155 (2010)
|Gabino de Lorenzo Ferrera (Mr)||Elected 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007; Elections in 2015||Born 1943, graduated and PhD from School of Mines Oviedo; worked as engineer; elected a councilman 1987.
|Palma de Mallorca
Popl: 421,900 (2011)
|Mateo Isern Estela (Mr)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1959, lawyer; judge in Ibiza 1982. Worked in, then headed legal affairs department at the Banco de Credito Balear 1984-2005. PP member for past 20 years.
|Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Popl: 222,643 (2010)
|José Manuel Bermúdez Esparza (Mr)||Elected 2011; Elections in 2015||Born 1966, lawyer; member of Coalición Canarias (CC) party in 1990s. Occupied posts in Canary islands and Tenerife governments 1980s and 90s; Tenerife's head of tourism from 2003.
Party: CC-PNC-CCN (coalition of Canarian nationalist parties)
Popl: 704,198 (2010)
|Juan Ignacio Zoido Alvarez (Mr)||Elected 2011; Elections in 2015||Born 1957, lawyer; judge in 1980s-90s, government posts 1996-2004; PP secretary-general in Andalucia 2004-6.
Popl: 214,648 (2011)
|Pere Navarro Morera (Mr)||Mayor since 2002 (elected 2003, 2007, 2011); Next elections 2015||Born 1959, graduated in biology Barcelona Autonomous University; PSC member since 1977; deputy-mayor of Tarrasa 1999.
Popl: 815,440 (2011)
|Rita Barberá Nolla (Ms)||Mayor since 1991 (elected 1995, 99, 2003, 2007, 2011); Elections in 2015||Born 1948, graduated politics and journalism Valencia and Madrid Complutense universities; co-founder of PP in Valencia region; member Valencian regional parliament from 1983. Member of PP national committee from 1993.
Popl: 315,522 (2010)
|Francisco Javier León de la Riva (Mr)||Mayor since 1995; Elections in 2015||Born 1945, gynaecologist, member of various medical bodies/ hospital boards; vice-president of Caja Duero bank 1996-2007.
Popl: 297, 124 (2010)
|Abel Ramón Caballero Alvarez (Mr)||Became mayor 2007 after election pact with BNG (Galician nationalists). Elected 2011; Elections in 2015.||Born 1946, studied economics in Santiago, Cambridge and Essex universities. Spain's socialist transport minister 1985-88, member of parliament 1982-97. Head of Vigo port authority 2005.
Party: PSOE (Spain's Socialist Party)
Popl: 240, 580 (2011)
|Javier Ignacio Maroto Aranzábal (Mr)||Elected 2011; Next elections 2015||Born 1972, studied economics, then MBA at the Universidad Comercial de Deusto and IESE (part of Navarra University). Deputy-mayor and financial officer, when PP governed Vitoria 1999-2007.
Popl: 675,121 (2010); (698,186 according to city government's count 2011)
|Juan Alberto Belloch Julbe (Mr)||Mayor since 2003 (re-elected 2007, 2011); Elections in 2015||Born 1950, jurist; judge 1975-1990. Minister of Justice 1993-4, Justice and Interior Minister 1994-6. Member of parliament 1996-2000.