Francina Armengol

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Francina Armengol
Official portrait, 2021
President of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
17 August 2023
MonarchFelipe VI
Preceded byMeritxell Batet
President of the Government of the Balearic Islands
In office
2 July 2015 – 20 June 2023
MonarchFelipe VI
Deputy
Preceded byJosé Ramón Bauzà
Succeeded byMarga Prohens
Acting: Mae de la Concha
Secretary-general of the
Socialist Party of the Balearic Islands
Assumed office
26 February 2012
Preceded byFrancesc Antich
President of the Island Council of Mallorca
In office
7 July 2007 – 25 June 2011
Deputy
Preceded byMaria Antònia Munar
Succeeded byMaria Salom
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
17 August 2023
ConstituencyBalearic Islands
Member of the
Parliament of the Balearic Islands
In office
12 June 1999 – 24 July 2023
ConstituencyMallorca
Personal details
Born
Francesca Lluch Armengol Socias

(1971-08-11) 11 August 1971 (age 52)
Inca, Mallorca (Balearic Islands), Spain
Political partySocialist Party of the Balearic Islands
Other political
affiliations
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Barcelona

Francesca Lluc Armengol Socias, known as Francina Armengol Socias (Catalan: [fɾənˈsinə əɾməŋˈgɔl soˈsiəs]; born 11 August 1971), is a Spanish politician from the Socialist Party of the Balearic Islands. She currently serves as president of the Congress of Deputies since 2023 and as member of the Congress of Deputies from the Balearic Islands since 2023.[1]

Political career[edit]

Armengol served as president of the Balearic Islands between 2015 and 2023, and also the first woman to ever hold the office.[2] She ruled in coalition with the left-wing Podemos and the regional Catalanist party Mes per Mallorca as well as external support from the regionalist and Catalanist Mes per Menorca Party.[3]

In the 2023 Spanish general election Armengol was elected to the 15th Congress of Deputies representing the Balearic Islands.[4] In August 2023, the Socialists had Armengol appointed speaker of the lower house of congress with support from Catalan separatist parties.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Armengol tested positive for COVID-19 on 20 December 2021.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel (17 August 2023). "Francina Armengol, elegida nueva presidenta del Congreso con los votos de ERC y Junts". elperiodico (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 17 August 2023. Retrieved 17 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Armengol, primera presidenta del Govern en la historia de Baleares". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Palma. 17 June 2015. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ Inti Landauro (17 August 2023), Spanish Socialists' candidate elected speaker with support of Catalan groups Archived 18 August 2023 at the Wayback Machine Reuters.
  4. ^ "Ex-Balearic president set to become the next speaker of Spain's parliament". Majorca Daily Bulletin. 16 August 2023. Archived from the original on 16 August 2023. Retrieved 16 August 2023.
  5. ^ Inti Landauro (17 August 2023), Spanish Socialists' candidate elected speaker with support of Catalan groups Archived 18 August 2023 at the Wayback Machine Reuters.
  6. ^ "Francina Armengol da positivo en Covid-19: 'Gracias a estar vacunada sólo tengo síntomas leves'". El Español (in Spanish). 20 December 2021. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2023.
Political offices
Preceded by President of the Island Council of Mallorca
2007-2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by President of the Balearic Islands
2015-2023
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Socialist Group in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands
2004-2007
Succeeded by
Preceded by Leader of the Socialist Group in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands
2011-2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by Secretary-General of the Socialist Workers' Party of the Balearic Islands
2012-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent