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Ana Pastor
Second Vice President of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
3 December 2019
President Meritxell Batet
Preceded by Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez de Celis
In office
1 April 2008 – 13 December 2011
President José Bono
Preceded by Jordi Vilajoana
Succeeded by Jaime Javier Barrero
President of the Congress of Deputies
In office
19 July 2016 – 20 May 2019
Monarch Felipe VI
Vice President José Ignacio Prendes
Micaela Navarro
Rosa María Romero
María Gloria Elizo
Preceded by Patxi López
Succeeded by Meritxell Batet
Minister of Development
In office
22 December 2011 – 19 July 2016
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Preceded by José Blanco López
Succeeded by Íñigo de la Serna
Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality
In office
10 July 2002 – 18 April 2004
Prime Minister José María Aznar
Preceded by Celia Villalobos
Succeeded by Elena Salgado
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
1 March 1996
Constituency Pontevedra
Personal details
Born (1957-11-11) 11 November 1957 (age 66)
Cubillos, Spain
Political party PP
Spouse(s) José Benito Suárez Costa
Alma mater University of Salamanca

Ana María Pastor Julián (born 11 November 1957) is a Spanish doctor and politician for the People's Party who served as President of the Congress of Deputies from 19 July 2016 to 20 May 2019. Previously she was Minister of Health from 2002 to 2004 and Minister of Public Works from 2011 to 2016. Since 20 May 2019 is the Second Vice President of the Congress of Deputies.

Early life

Ana Pastor Julián was born in Cubillos del Pan, Zamora, she has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Salamanca and was an officer of the Senior Public Health and Health Administration.


She has been Head of Health Service Planning of the delegation of provincial council of Pontevedra of Minister of Health of the Xunta de Galicia (Galician Government), and primary care manager in the province of Pontevedra and provincial council director of the Galician Health Service, SERGAS (Galician Health Service). She was general director of the General Mutual State Civil Servants (Muface). In the People's Party XV Congress she was elected executive secretary of Social Policy. She also became the coordinator of Social Participation of the party. She has represented Pontevedra Province in the Spanish Congress of Deputies since 2000, becoming second vice president of the Bureau of the Congress of Deputies until 13 December 2011. On 22 December 2011, she was appointed Minister of Public Works and Transport of Spain.

On 11 March 2020, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pastor confirmed via Twitter she had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

President of Congress

On 18 July 2016 Pastor was designated by Mariano Rajoy as the People's Party candidate for President of Congress, with the support of Citizens. As speaker, she headed the lower house's nine-member executive committee.

Lobbying work

Ana Pastor Julián has been a patroness of Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies (FAES).


National Honours

Foreign Honours

  •  Chile: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (28 October 2014)
  •  Peru: Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru (27 February 2019)
  •  Portugal: Grand cross of the Order of Christ (Portugal) (15 April 2018)

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