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Mariano Rajoy

Birthdate: 27. March 1955

Mariano Rajoy Brey is a Spanish politician who served as Prime Minister of Spain from 2011 to 2018, when a vote of no confidence ousted his government. On 5 June 2018, he announced his resignation as People's Party leader.He became Leader of the People's Party in 2004 and Prime Minister in 2011 following the People's Party landslide victory in that year's general election becoming the sixth President of the Spanish Government. The party lost its majority in the 2015 general election, but after that election ended in deadlock, a second election in 2016 enabled Rajoy to be reelected Prime Minister as head of a minority government. Rajoy was a Minister under the José María Aznar administration, occupying different leading roles in different Ministries between 1996 and 2003, and he also was the Deputy Prime Minister between 2000 and 2003. He was the Leader of the Opposition between 2004 and 2011 under José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's government.

Rajoy's first term was heavily marked by the Spanish financial crisis and oversaw a major restructuring of the Spanish financial system as well as a major labour reform. The financial crisis peaked with a bailout of the Spanish banking system in June 2012. Unemployment in Spain peaked at 27% in 2012, which led to an initial drop of the People's Party in the polls, which was aggravated by the revelations of a series of corruption cases that seriously damaged the party's reputation. This, among other factors, led to a profound shift in the Spanish party system, with the rise of new political parties from the left and the right: Podemos and Citizens.

The 2015 general election led to a parliamentary configuration that made the formation of a government very difficult; as a result, Spain was without a government for over six months and new elections were held in June 2016. Rajoy was finally appointed Prime Minister with the support of the Citizens party and the abstention of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. Rajoy's second term was marked by economic recovery and a drop in unemployment and the challenge of stagnating salaries. Rajoy also oversaw the 2017–18 Spanish constitutional crisis marked by the Catalan independence referendum of 2017 and the Catalan unilateral declaration of independence on 27 October 2017 that led to the imposition of direct rule in Catalonia.

At 14 years and 146 days, Rajoy was the longest-serving Spanish politician in the Government of Spain since the Spanish transition to democracy, having held ministerial offices continuously from 1996 to 2004 and from 2011 to 2018. Wikipedia

„The decisions are made in the moment they are made.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

9 May, 2012
As President, 2012
Source: El Diario http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/economia/decisiones-toman-momento-tomarse_0_2799957.html

„Some aspects of the Spanish economy are going well, […] but it is not because you govern […] What has been your main virtue as a ruler? Not ruining the economy, and therefore I applaud. He could have razed everything he found, […] but no, he had the right to leave the economy as it was before.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

3 July, 2007
As Opposition Leader, 2007
Source: Diario de Sesiones del Congreso http://www.congreso.es/portal/page/portal/Congreso/PopUpCGI?CMD=VERDOC&CONF=BRSPUB.cnf&BASE=PUW8&PIECE=PUW8&DOCS=1-1&FMT=PUWTXDTS.fmt&OPDEF=Y&QUERY=%40FECH%26gt%3B%3D20070703+%26+%40FECH%26lt%3B%3D20070704+Y+CDP200707030269.CODI.#1

„«A truly remarkable thing has happened to me, that I have written it here and I do not understand my handwriting.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

1 February, 2011
As Opposition Leader, 2011
Source: Público http://www.publico.es/espana/medidas-crear-he-escrito-y.html

„The most important thing we can do for you is what you can do for yourselves“

—  Mariano Rajoy

8 November, 2015
As President, 2015
Source: RT https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/190886-rajoy-discurso-podais-hacer-vosotros

„«Tomorrow I have the pain of the parade.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

1 October, 2008, Private comment captured by the microphones during the closing of the XIII Interparliamentary Meeting of the Popular Party
As Opposition Leader, 2008
Source: El País https://elpais.com/elpais/2008/10/11/actualidad/1223713020_850215.html

„This is not like the water that falls from the sky, without knowing exactly why.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

30 October, 2015
As President, 2015
Source: Canal 24h https://twitter.com/calcosares/status/638381300873867264

„Everything that has been published is false, except something, which is what the media has published.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

4 February, 2013, during a press conference with Angela Merkel, when asked about the Bárcenas Case.
As President, 2013
Source: El País https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2013/02/04/actualidad/1359990966_366780.html

„We are feelings and have human beings.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

25 February, 2016
As President, 2016
Source: El País http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/02/24/videos/1456319939_010865.html

„A glass is a glass and a plate is a plate“

—  Mariano Rajoy

24 September, 2015
As President, 2015
Source: El Mundo http://www.elmundo.es/enredados/2015/09/24/5603d50222601d4c0a8b4584.html

„Exporting is positive because you sell what you produce.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

7 October, 2015
As President, 2015
Source: Cadena SER http://cadenaser.com/programa/2015/10/07/la_ventana/1444208611_462223.html

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„It is one thing to be supportive, and another to be in exchange for nothing.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

30 June, 2015
As President, 2015
Source: Cadena COPE https://twitter.com/cope_es/status/615778637678129156

„A historical figure gives up leaving an unpayable debt.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

2 June, 2014, after the announcement of the abdication of King Juan Carlos I.
As President, 2014
Source: El Confidencial http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/2014-06-02/rajoy-renuncia-una-figura-historica-que-deja-una-impagable-deuda_139969/

„We have to manufacture machines that allow us to continue manufacturing machines, because what machines will never do is to manufacture machines in turn.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

8 March, 2016
As President, 2016
Source: El País http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/03/08/videos/1457457914_756232.html

„Sometimes the best decision is to make no decision, which is also to make a decision.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

13 February, 2013.
As President, 2013
Source: Libertad Digital http://www.libertaddigital.com/espana/politica/2013-02-13/rajoy-es-incomprensible-que-va-a-hacer-rubalcaba-hasta-2015-1276482202/

„We do what we can do means what exactly means, that we do what we can do.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

26 June, 2017
As President, 2017
Source: Vozópuli http://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/Rajoy-Conteste-senor-Barcenas-telefono_2_1048115186.html

„Spain is a great country which make things and have Spanish people.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

17 May, 2015
As President, 2015
Source: Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.es/2015/05/17/rajoy-espana-tiene-espanoles_n_7300938.html

„¿Do you think before speaking or do you speak after thinking?“

—  Mariano Rajoy

13 June, 2017
As President, 2017
Source: Telecinco https://www.telecinco.es/informativos/mocion-censura-mariano-rajoy-lapsus-pifias-trabalenguas-pp-partido-popular-presidente-gobierno-espana-podemos-pablo-iglesias_2_2386680191.html

„The worse the better for all and the worse for all the better, the better for me, yours, political benefit.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

16 June, 2017
As President, 2017
Source: Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.es/2017/06/13/rajoy-cuanto-peor-mejor-para-todos-y-cuanto-peor-para-todos-me_a_22139843/

„«You are going to raise VAT on this child who came here! The marshmallows! You are going to raise VAT on the marshmallows!“

—  Mariano Rajoy

29 September, 2009, in a meeting in Dos Hermanas, Seville, referring to the tax increase announced by the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
As Opposition Leader, 2009
Source: Diario ADN http://www.elpais.com/audios/espana/lapsus/Rajoy/ETA/gran/nacion/csrcsrpor/20070611csrcsrnac_6/Aes/

„Roads must be used by cars and airplanes must fly in airports.“

—  Mariano Rajoy

16 March, 2016
As President, 2016
Source: La Sexta Noticias http://www.lasexta.com/noticias/nacional/aplastante-logica-rajoy-carreteras-tienen-que-coches-aeropuertos-tienen-que-salir-aviones_2016031600396.html

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