Feijóo appoints Gabriel Mato as the new Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the PP

Gabriel Mato. / ef

Together with Mato Canarias, it has five representatives in the organic structure of political formation at the national level.


The president of the Popular Party (PP), Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has appointed this Monday the MEP Gabriel Mato from Palma as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, with which the PP of the Canary Islands has five representatives in the organic structure of the formation at national level.

This proposal was approved this Monday by the
Executive Committee of the popular held in Madrid, The PP points out in a statement in which it indicates that the area that Gabriel Mato directs from today is part of the structure of the Vice-Secretariat for International Affairs, under the direction of the also representative of the PP in the European Parliament, Esteban González Pons.

With the appointment of Gabriel Mato as head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the PP of
The Canary Islands have 5 representatives in the organic structure of political formation at the national level.

These representatives are Hipólito Suárez, general secretary of the popular groups in the Archipelago and president of the organization in Gran Canaria; Emilio Navarro, president of the PP of Tenerife and mayor of Santiago del Teide; Miguel Jorge Blanco, councilor of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and mayor of the municipality of Santa Brígida; and Marta Vela, chief of staff of the Popular group in the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Gabriel Mato

Gabriel Mato has a law degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a lawyer from the Santa Cruz de La Palma Bar Association.

His first professional experience was linked to the Cabildo de La Palma, an institution he joined in 1985 as legal adviser to the Presidency.

Later, in 1990, he agreed by competition-opposition to a position as a lawyer in the insular corporation, where he held various jobs as head of section and service. He is currently in a special services situation.

During this stage he also served as substitute judge in the Courts of Santa Cruz de La Palma and from the 90s of the 20th century he began his political activity, in which he has had the opportunity to go through the different institutional levels.

Thus, between 1991 and 1995 he was the first deputy mayor of the Santa Cruz de La Palma City Council, spokesperson for the municipal group and councilor for Education, Youth and Sports.

In 1995 he was elected deputy of the Parliament of the Canary Islands and between 1996 and 1997 he served as spokesman for the Popular group.

In the period 1997-2000 he was in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of the Government of the Canary Islands.

In 1999 he was re-elected regional deputy within the framework of the IV Legislature, responsibility in which he ceased after obtaining a national deputy act for the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the general elections of 2000.

He resumed his responsibilities as a regional deputy and held the Presidency of the Autonomous Chamber from June 2003 to May 2007.

In 2009, he participated in the elections to the European Parliament for the Popular Party and obtained the act of MEP, a task that he continues to carry out today.

Within the structure of the party on the islands, Mato was president of La Palma from 2001 to 2004 and previously held various organizational positions on the island, including secretary general.

He was also deputy secretary general of the Partido Popular de Canarias from 2004 to 2007.

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