Isabel Celaá

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María Isabel Celaá Diéguez (born 23 May 1949) is a Spanishpolitician. In June 2018, she was appointed Minister of Education and Vocational Training and Spokesperson of the Government of Spain.

Spanish politician
In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Celaá and the second or maternal family name is Diéguez.
Isabel Celaá

In February 2019
Minister of Education and Vocational Training
In office
7 June 2018  11 July 2021
Monarch Felipe VI
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
Preceded by Íñigo Méndez de Vigo
Spokesperson of the Government
In office
7 June 2018  13 January 2020
Preceded by Íñigo Méndez de Vigo
Succeeded by María Jesús Montero
Personal details
Born (1949-05-23) 23 May 1949 (age 72)
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Political party Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left
Alma mater University of Deusto
University of Valladolid

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She started in politics in 1987 as head of the cabinet of the Regional minister of Education, Universities and Research José Ramón Recalde. After the brief interregnum of the coalition government PNV-EA-EE of 1991, she was vice-minister of Education, Universities and Research with Fernando Buesa as Basque counselor until the end of the legislature (1995).[1] In the following legislature she abandoned the educational responsibilities, being director of the cabinet of the Counselor of Justice, Economy, Labor and Social Security, Ramón Jáuregui. Between 1998 and 2009 and 2012 and 2016, she has been a member of the Basque Parliament for Province of Vizcaya.[2] As a parliamentarian, she was responsible for the educational issues of her group. Between 2008 and 2009 she was the first vice president of the Basque Parliament. From 2009 to 2012 she held the position of Counselor of Education, Universities and Research in the government of Patxi López,[3][2][n. 1] She is particularly interested in the improvement of the Basque educational system and technology, and advocates scientific research.[4][5]

She was head of list of the PSE-EE to the Senate by the circumscription of Vizcaya in the general elections of 2015[6] and 2016[7] but she was not elected.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSOE) party.

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