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Fernando de Santiago y Díaz
72nd President of the Government of Spain
2nd of Democratic Transition (1975–1977)
In office
July 1, 1976 – July 3, 1976
Monarch Juan Carlos I
Vice President Juan Miguel Villar Mir
Preceded by Carlos Arias Navarro
Succeeded by Adolfo Suárez
Governor-General of the Spanish Sahara
In office
March 4, 1971 – April 24, 1974
Preceded by José María Pérez de Lerma
Succeeded by Federico Gómez de Salazar
Personal details
Fernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil

(1910-07-23)July 23, 1910
Madrid, Spain
Died November 6, 1994(1994-11-06) (aged 84)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spain
Political party Falange (1936-1980)
Movimiento Nacional
Military service
Branch/service Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands Superior Polytechnic Army College

Fernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil (July 23, 1910 – November 6, 1994) was a conservative Spanish politician. He was the deputy and interim prime minister of Spain during the Spanish transition to democracy in the late 1970s.

He had earlier been a general in the Spanish Civil War and under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

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