Rosa Díez

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Rosa Díez
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Member of Basque Parliament
In office
Member of European Parliament
In office
Spokesperson of Union, Progress and Democracy
In office
26 September 2007 – 11 July 2015
Succeeded by Andrés Herzog
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
1 April 2008
Constituency Madrid
Personal details
Born (1952-05-27) 27 May 1952 (age 70)
Sodupe (Güeñes), Basque Country,  Spain
Political party Union, Progress and Democracy
Other political
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (1977–2007)
Spouse(s) José Ignacio Fernández de Ochoa
Children Two

Rosa María Díez González (born May 27, 1952) is a Spanish politician from Union, Progress and Democracy and a Deputy in the Congress of Deputies since 2008.


She was a former Member of the European Parliament for the PSOE ("Partido Socialista Obrero Español" or Spanish Socialist Workers' Party), integrated in the Party of European Socialists. In 2007 she gave up her seat and left the PSOE particularly due to disagreement on what she perceived to be the Socialists' drift on individual liberties, ETA.

She founded a new political party, UPyD (Unión, Progreso y Democracia or Union, Progress and Democracy), based on the existing movement of Basque citizens against ETA violence ¡Basta Ya!. In 2008 and 2011, she was elected to the Congress of Deputies (Spain) representing Madrid district. In the Spanish General Elections of 2011, she was re-elected and her party was the fourth most voted party in Spain.

Díez personally advocates for lower public wages. Subsequently and although she is the UPyD spokesperson on five committees, she is only paid for one of them.[1]

On May 24, 2015 she announced she would not seek reelection as spokesperson of UPyD due to the party's poor performance in the regional and municipal elections.


  1. "Sueldos Públicos. Transparencia y Libertad". Retrieved 2014-04-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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