Ignacio Cosidó Gutiérrez

Ignacio Cosidó Gutiérrez holds a degree in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, a PhD from the UNED, has been a professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid, at the Pontificia Comillas University and at the Gutiérrez Mellado University Institute, and currently teaches at the Francisco de Vitoria University. He is known for his role as a collaborator in the Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos (GEES); a think-tank, and his position as Defense advisor in the Grupo Parlamentario Popular, in the Congress of Deputies during the VI Legislature. After the 1996 general elections, he became Chief of Staff of the new Director General of the Civil Guard, Santiago López Valdivieso, and was subsequently elected Senator in the 2004 general elections. It would be in the general elections of 2008, when he was elected deputy in the Congress; and during the elections of 2011, that he briefly served as a parliamentarian during the X Legislature. In the course of his passage through the lower house, he was also spokesman for the Interior of the Popular Parliamentary Group. And, in December 2016, after being appointed senator for the Cortes de Castilla y León, Cosidó returned to the upper chamber. Among his positions held, he has been Director General of the Police, in the National Corps, since January 2, 2012. Finally, in the summer of 2018, Mariano Rajoy appointed Cosidó as spokesman of the Popular Group in the Senate.