Marga Prohens

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Marga Prohens
President of the Government of the Balearic Islands
Assumed office
7 July 2023
MonarchFelipe VI
Preceded byMae de la Concha (acting)
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
21 May 2019 – 29 May 2023
ConstituencyBalearic Islands
Member of the
Parliament of the Balearic Islands
In office
18 June 2011 – 21 May 2019
Personal details
Margalida Prohens Rigo

(1982-05-24) 24 May 1982 (age 41)
Campos (Balearic Islands), Spain
Political partyPP
Javier Bonet
(m. 2022)
Alma materPompeu Fabra University

Margalida Prohens Rigo[1][2] (born 24 May 1982)[3] is a Spanish People's Party (PP) politician. She served in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands from 2011 to 2019, and the Congress of Deputies. In 2021, she became president of the People's Party of the Balearic Islands, winning the 2023 Balearic regional election and becoming President of the Balearic Islands.


Born in Campos, Mallorca, Prohens graduated in Translation and Interpretation from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She joined the New Generations of the People's Party in 2005.[4]

Elected to the Parliament of the Balearic Islands in 2011, she served as the PP spokesperson within it from 2015 until Biel Company took over in 2018.[3] She was announced as the party's candidate for the Congress of Deputies for the Balearic constituency in the April 2019 Spanish general election; Maria Salom had originally been named but was then moved to be the Senate candidate.[5]

In July 2018, new PP President Pablo Casado named Prohens the party's Secretary of Internal Communication.[6] Three years later, she ran unopposed to be president of the People's Party of the Balearic Islands, succeeding Company.[7] In February 2022, she was one of several regional PP leaders to withdraw confidence in Casado, leading to the 20th National Congress of the People's Party.[8] She then endorsed Alberto Núñez Feijóo.[9]

In the 2023 Balearic regional election, the PP rose nine seats to 26, becoming the largest party.[10] The party reached a pact with the eight deputies from Vox, who did not join the government but had Gabriel Le Senne elected as parliamentary president, the role of speaker.[11] An issue between the two parties was the status of Spanish and Catalan in the archipelago; the PP agreed with Vox that Spanish should be an option in education and other public services, while installing Antoni Vera, a philologist of Catalan, as Minister of Education.[12] On 7 July, she was sworn in as President of the Balearic Islands.[13]


  1. ^ "Imágenes de la presidenta del Govern, Margalida Prohens, con el presidente de la Federación de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa de Baleares (PIMEB)" [Images of the President of the Government, Margalida Prohens, with the president of the Federation of Small and Medium Businesses of the Balearic Islands (PIMEB)] (in Spanish). Government of the Balearic Islands. 20 July 2023. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Presa de possessió de la nova presidenta de les Illes Balears, Margalida Prohens" [Inauguration of the new President of the Balearic Islands, Margalida Prohens] (in Catalan). Government of the Balearic Islands. 7 July 2023. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
  3. ^ a b Eza, Virginia (29 April 2019). "Conoce quiénes son los ocho diputados y los cinco senadores electos por Baleares" [Get to know who are the eight deputies and five senators elected by the Balearic Islands]. Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  4. ^ Font, Miguel Angel (22 March 2019). "Marga Prohens: "Las bases se enfadaron, pero con mi designación están muy ilusionadas"" [Marga Prohens: "The local branches got angry, byt they are very excited by my designation]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Marga Prohens será la candidata del PP al Congreso y María Salom al Senado" [Marga Prohens will be the PP candidate for Congress and Maria Salom for the Senate]. Mallorca Diario (in Spanish). 20 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Marga Prohens, nueva secretaria de comunicación interna del PP de Pablo Casado" [Marga Prohens, new secretary of internal communication in Pablo Casado's PP]. El Mundo (in Spanish). EFE. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  7. ^ Zabala, Sergio (24 July 2021). "Marga Prohens sustituye a Company oficialmente como presidenta del PP balear" [Marga Prohens officially replaces Company as president of the Balearic PP] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  8. ^ Adrover, Miquel (22 February 2022). "Casado pierde el apoyo de Prohens y del PP de Baleares" [Casado loses support from Prohens and Balearic PP]. Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Prohens avala la candidatura de Núñez Feijóo a presidir el PP porque representa "unidad y valentía"" [Prohens endorses Núñez Feijóo's candidacy for president of the PP because it represents "unity and strength"] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 6 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  10. ^ Vallés, M. Elena (28 May 2023). "Giro definitivo a la derecha: el PP gana las elecciones y suma la mayoría con Vox" [Definite turn to the right: PP win the election and reach majority with Vox]. Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 July 2023.
  11. ^ Colom, Eduardo (28 June 2023). "El PP gobernará Baleares en solitario tras sellar un acuerdo con Vox" [PP will govern Balearic Islands on their own after sealing an agreement with Vox]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 July 2023.
  12. ^ Colom, Eduardo (1 July 2023). "El PP elige a un consejero de Educación conciliador para lidiar con el catalanismo en Baleares" [PP chooses a conciliatory Minister of Education to deal with pro-Catalanism in the Balearic Islands]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 July 2023.
  13. ^ "Marga Prohens toma posesión como presidenta del Govern" [Marga Prohens takes office as President of the Government] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 7 July 2023. Retrieved 11 July 2023.