Attorney General of the State
Fiscal General del Estado
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
(Dolores Delgado) Acto Homenaje en Cáceres (46540177085) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Dolores Delgado

since 26 February 2020
Public Prosecution Ministry
StyleThe Most Excellent
(formal)
Madam Attorney General (informal)
Member ofProsecution Ministry
Attorney General's Office
Reports toMinister of Justice
NominatorThe Government, after hearing the General Council of the Judiciary
AppointerThe King
Term length4 years
Constituting instrumentSpanish Constitution
Formation1978
First holderJuan Manuel Fanjul Sedeño
DeputyLieutenant Attorney of the Supreme Court
Salary 127,140 per year
Websitewww.fiscal.es

The Spanish Attorney General, officially, Attorney General of the State (Spanish: Fiscal General del Estado), is the head of the Prosecution Ministry (Ministerio Fiscal), the body with functional autonomy in the Judiciary,[1] that has constitutionally been entrusted with the promotion of the action of the justice in defense of the legality, protecting citizens rights and the public interest, and ensuring the independence of the courts and to seek the satisfaction of the social interest.

The Attorney General is appointed and dismissed by the King, at the proposal of the Government, after hearing the General Council of the Judiciary. The candidate also needs to appear before the Congress to evaluate its suitability but it does not need its approval. Therefore, for its appointment it needs the participation of the three powers of State. The candidate must be a Spanish jurists of recognized prestige and with more than fifteen years of effective exercise of their profession.[1]

The term of the Attorney General is 4 years and may not be renewed, except in cases in which the holder had held the position for a period of less than two years. He can not be removed from his position unless he requests it, for incurring any of the incompatibilities or prohibitions established in this Law, in case of disability or illness that disqualifies him for the position, for serious or repeated breach of his duties or when the Government that has proposed him finish its term.[2]

Functions

According to the law of the Public Prosecution Ministry:[2][3]

Attorney General's Office

The Office of the Attorney General is an assistant body of the Attorney General of the State. From him depends the following bodies:

Attorney General Office's Headquarters
Attorney General Office's Headquarters

List of attorneys general

Espectro político
  Royalist
  Independent
Status
  Denotes service as acting Attorneys General
No. Portrait Name Took office Left office Prime Minister(s)
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Felipe Gómez Acebo
(1800–?)
1 August 1843 12 December 1843 Joaquín María López
Salustiano Olózaga
Luis González Bravo
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Pedro Jiménez Navarro 12 December 1843 15 January 1845
Ramón María Narváez
Joaquín Francisco Pacheco (Real Academia Española).jpg
Joaquín Francisco Pacheco[note 1]
(1808–1865)
5 February 1847 28 March 1847 Carlos Martínez de Irujo y McKean
Lorenzo Arrazola y García.jpg
Lorenzo Arrazola
(1795–1873)
16 April 1847 4 October 1847 Joaquín Francisco Pacheco
Florencio García Goyena
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Manuel Barrio Ayuso
(1788–1850)
4 October 1847 23 November 1850 Ramón María Narváez
Serafín María de Sotto
Ramón María Narváez
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
José María Huet y Allier
(1804–1868)
10 January 1851 25 August 1854
Juan Bravo Murillo
Federico Roncali
Francisco Lersundi Hormaechea
Luis José Sartorius
Fernando Fernández de Córdova
Ángel de Saavedra
Baldomero Espartero
Pedro Gómez de la Serna.jpg
Pedro Gómez de la Serna
(1806–1871)
25 August 1854 24 October 1856
Leopoldo O'Donnell
Ramón María Narváez
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Joaquín José Casaus
(1793–1885)
24 October 1856 1857
Manuel Seijas.JPG
Manuel Seijas Lozano
(1800–1868)
1857 26 March 1862
Francisco Armero Peñaranda
Francisco Javier Istúriz
Saturnino Calderón Collantes
Leopoldo O'Donnell
10º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Antonio Corzo y Granado 28 March 1862 17 July 1869
Manuel Pando Fernández de Pinedo
Lorenzo Arrazola
Alejandro Mon y Menéndez
Ramón María Narváez
Leopoldo O'Donnell
Luis González Bravo
José Gutiérrez de la Concha
Francisco Serrano
11º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Fernando Pérez de Rozas 23 July 1869 17 September 1869 Juan Bautista Topete
12º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Juan Manuel González Acevedo
(1806–1880)
17 September 1869 23 June 1870 Juan Prim
13º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Eugenio Díez 29 June 1870 10 December 1871 Juan Bautista Topete
Francisco Serrano
Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla
José Malcampo
14º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Pascual Bayarri García
(1812–1876)
15 January 1872 10 August 1872 Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
Francisco Serrano
15º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Eugenio Díez 10 August 1872 19 November 1873 Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla
Estanislao Figueras
Francisco Pi y Margall
Nicolás Salmerón
Emilio Castelar
16º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Ricardo Díaz de Rueda 2 May 1874 27 June 1874
Francisco Serrano
17º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Críspulo García y Gómez de la Serna 27 June 1874 28 February 1875
Juan Zavala de la Puente
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
18º
Saturnino Álvarez Bugallal.jpg
Saturnino Álvarez Bugallal
(1834–1885)
28 February 1875 13 July 1877
Joaquín Jovellar Soler
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
19º
Ricardo Alzugaray Yanguas.jpg
Ricardo Alzugaray Yanguas
(–1878)
13 July 1877 3 October 1878
20º Salvador Albacete y Albert
(1827–1890)
23 October 1878 15 March 1879
Arsenio Martínez-Campos
21º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Antonio de Mena y Zorrilla
(1823–1895)
21 March 1879 16 February 1881
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
22º
Aureliano Linarez Rivas (La Ilustración Gallega y Asturiana, 1880).JPG
Aureliano Linares Rivas
(1841–1903)
16 February 1881 18 May 1882
23º
Trinitario Ruiz Capdepón.jpg
Trinitario Ruiz Capdepón
(1836–1911)
7 July 1882 7 January 1884
José de Posada Herrera
24º
Santos Isasa y Vallseca.jpg
Santos Isasa y Valseca
(1831–1902)
22 January 1884 19 December 1885
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
25º
Manuel Colmeiro y Penido.jpg
Manuel Colmeiro y Penido
(1818–1894)
15 February 1886 9 July 1890
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
26º
Juan de la Concha Castañeda.jpg
Juan de la Concha Castañeda
(1818–1903)
9 July 1890 27 November 1891
27º
Bartolome maura-Retrato de Rafael Conde y Luque.jpg
Rafael Conde y Luque
(1835–1922)
27 November 1891 22 December 1892
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
28º
Eduardo Martínez del Campo y Acosta.jpg
Eduardo Martínez del Campo y Acosta
(1840–1911)
23 December 1892 2 April 1894
-
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Juan de Aldana y Carvajal
Acting Attorney General
(1835–?)
3 April 1894 8 July 1895
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
29º
Luciano Puga Blanco.JPG
Luciano Puga Blanco
(1842–1899)
8 July 1895 21 October 1897
Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
30º
Felipe Sánchez Román.jpg
Felipe Sánchez Román
(1850–1916)
21 October 1897 7 March 1899
Francisco Silvela
31º
Salvador Viada y Vilaseca.jpg
Salvador Viada y Vilaseca
(1843–1904)
7 March 1899 25 June 1900
32º
José Díez Macuso.jpg
José Díez Macuso
(1844–1916)
25 June 1900 11 March 1901
Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
33º
Juan Montilla y Adán.jpg
Juan Montilla y Adán
(1856–1903)
11 March 1901 19 March 1902
34º
Trinitario Ruiz Valarino, de Compañy.jpg
Trinitario Ruiz Valarino
(1862–1945)
7 April 1902 6 December 1902
35º
Eugenio Silvela y Corral.jpg
Eugenio Silvela y Corral
(1866–1911)
27 July 1903 7 December 1903 Raimundo Fernández Villaverde
36º
Juan Maluquer y Viladot.jpg
Joan Maluquer
(1856–1940)
10 December 1903 28 June 1905 Antonio Maura
Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero
Raimundo Fernández Villaverde
Eugenio Montero Ríos
37º
Trinitario Ruiz Valarino, de Compañy.jpg
Trinitario Ruiz Valarino
(1862–1945)
28 June 1905 28 January 1907
Segismundo Moret
José López Domínguez
Segismundo Moret
Antonio Aguilar y Correa
Antonio Maura
38º
Javier Ugarte Boletín RAE VI (1919).jpg
Francisco Javier Ugarte Pagés
(1852–1919)
28 January 1907 30 October 1909
Segismundo Moret
39º
Trinitario Ruiz Valarino, de Compañy.jpg
Trinitario Ruiz Valarino
(1862–1945)
30 October 1909 9 February 1910
40º
Javier Gómez de la Serna, de Franzen.jpg
Javier Gómez de la Serna y Laguna
(1880–1922)
14 June 1910 14 November 1910 José Canalejas
41º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Buenaventura Muñoz Rodríguez
(1853–1925)
11 July 1911 27 July 1911
42º
Andrés Tornos y Alonso.jpg
Andrés Tornos y Alonso
(1854–1926)
15 September 1911 8 October 1912
43º
Portela1935.jpg
Manuel Portela
(1867–1952)
8 October 1912 17 March 1913
Manuel García Prieto
Álvaro de Figueroa
44º
Duque de Almodóvar del Valle, en Mundo Gráfico (cropped).jpg
Martín Rosales y Martel
Duke of Almodóvar del Valle
(1872–1931)
17 March 1913 19 June 1913
45º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
José Parrés y Sobrino
(1865–1917)
19 June 1913 31 October 1913
Eduardo Dato
46º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Joan Maluquer
(1856–1940)
31 October 1913 17 July 1914
47º
Senen Canido y Pardo.jpg
Senén Canido y Pardo
(1847–1928)
17 July 1914 13 December 1915
Álvaro de Figueroa
48º
Andrés Avelino Montero Ríos y Villegas 1910s.jpg
Andrés Avelino Montero Ríos y Villegas
(1875–1922)
13 December 1915 3 May 1917
Manuel García Prieto
49º
Carlos Cañal.JPG
Carlos Cañal y Migolla
(1876–1938)
16 June 1917 14 November 1917
Eduardo Dato
Manuel García Prieto
50º
Víctor Covián y Junco.jpg
Víctor Covián y Junco
(1848–1927)
17 December 1917 6 March 1923
Antonio Maura
Manuel García Prieto
Álvaro de Figueroa
Antonio Maura
Joaquín Sánchez de Toca
Manuel Allendesalazar Muñoz
Eduardo Dato
Gabino Bugallal
Manuel Allendesalazar Muñoz
Antonio Maura
José Sánchez Guerra
Manuel García Prieto
51º
José Lladó y Vallés.jpg
José Lladó Vallés
(1888–1933)
6 March 1923 21 September 1923
Miguel Primo de Rivera
52º
Galo Ponte y Escartín.jpg
Galo Ponte y Escartín
(1867–1943)
30 June 1924 4 December 1925
53º
Diego Mª Crehuet del Amo.jpg
Diego María Crehuet del Amo
(1873–1956)
4 December 1925 4 January 1928
54º
José Oppelt García.jpg
José Oppelt García
(1862–1926)
4 January 1928 6 February 1930
Dámaso Berenguer
55º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Santiago Del Valle y Aldabalde
(1865–1940)
6 February 1930 16 December 1930
56º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Manuel Moreno y Fernández de Roa 16 December 1930 16 April 1931
Juan Bautista Aznar-Cabañas
57º
Ángel Galarza.png
Ángel Galarza
(1891–1966)
16 April 1931 14 May 1931 Niceto Alcalá Zamora
58º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Francisco Javier Elola
(1877–1939)
14 May 1931 31 July 1931
59º
José Franchy y Roca-retrato 1925.jpg
José Franchy y Roca
(1871–1944)
2 August 1931 24 December 1931
Manuel Azaña
60º
Gabriel Martínez de Aragón y Urbitzondo.jpg
Gabriel Martínez de Aragón y Urbitzondo
(1865–1934)
24 December 1931 7 March 1933
61º
Josep Oriol Anguera de Sojo.jpg
José Oriol Anguera de Sojo
(1879–1956)
10 May 1933 20 September 1933
62º
Antonio Marsá Bragado.jpg
Antonio Marsá Bragado
(1877–1965)
20 September 1933 26 May 1934
Alejandro Lerroux
Diego Martínez Barrio
Alejandro Lerroux
Ricardo Samper
Alejandro Lerroux
63º
Lorenzo Gallardo González.jpg
Lorenzo Gallardo González
(1880–1940)
26 May 1934 17 November 1935
Joaquín Chapaprieta
64º
Marcelino Valentín Gamazo.jpg
Marcelino Valentín Gamazo
(1878–1936)
17 November 1935 27 December 1935
65º
Antonio Taboada Tundidor 1936.jpg
Antonio Taboada Tundidor
(–1959)
27 December 1935 2 January 1936 Manuel Portela
66º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Manuel Iglesias Corral
(1901–1989)
3 January 1936 8 February 1936
67º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Alberto de Paz y Mateos
(1915–1967)
22 February 1936 28 August 1936 Manuel Azaña
Augusto Barcia Trelles
Santiago Casares Quiroga
68º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Jesús Vallés Fortuño
(1862–1970)
28 August 1936 12 December 1936 Diego Martínez Barrio
José Giral
69º
Eduardo Ortega y Gasset.JPG
Eduardo Ortega y Gasset
(1882–1964)
12 December 1936 14 November 1937 Francisco Largo Caballero
70º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Leopoldo Garrido Cavero
(1893–1946)
26 December 1937 25 April 1939[note 2][4] Juan Negrín
71º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Blas Pérez González
(1896–1978)
10 November 1938 3 September 1942 Francisco Franco
-
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Ramón García del Valle y Salas
Acting Attorney General
(1881–1961)
3 September 1942 12 September 1945
72º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Manuel de la Plaza Navarro
(1886–1960)
12 September 1945 21 October 1955
73º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Ildefonso Alamillo Salgado
(1888–?)
21 October 1955 30 September 1965
74º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Fernando Herrero Tejedor
(1920–1975)
30 September 1965 21 March 1975
Luis Carrero Blanco
Torcuato Fernández-Miranda
Carlos Arias Navarro
75º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Antonio García Rodríguez-Acosta
(1921–2006)
21 March 1975 10 December 1976
Fernando de Santiago y Díaz
Adolfo Suárez
76º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Eleuterio González Zapatero
(1916–?)
12 December 1976 13 January 1978
77º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Juan Manuel Fanjul Sedeño
(1914–1989)
13 January 1978 14 November 1980 Adolfo Suarez
78º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
José María Gil-Albert
(1925–2007)
14 November 1980 15 December 1982
Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
79
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Luis Antonio Burón Barba
(1918–1995)
16 December 1982 19 September 1986 Felipe González
80º
Javier Moscoso recibe la Medalla de Oro al Mérito en el Trabajo.jpg
Javier Moscoso
(1934–)
19 September 1986 26 January 1990
81º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Leopoldo Torres Boursault
(1941–2021)
26 January 1990 10 April 1992
82º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Eligio Hernández
(1947–)
April 10, 1992 May 27, 1994
83º
Carlos Granados, director de la nueva Oficina Municipal contra el Fraude y la Corrupción 01.jpg
Carlos Granados
(1944–)
3 June 1994 6 September 1996
84º
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Juan Ortiz Úrculo
(1939–)
6 September 1996 16 May 1997 José María Aznar
85º
Jesús Cardenal Fernández.jpg
Jesús Cardenal Fernández
(1930–2018)
16 May 1997 22 April 2004
86º
Cándido Conde-Pumpido.jpg
Cándido Conde-Pumpido
(1949–)
22 April 2004 11 December 2011 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
87º
Eduardo Torres-Dulce 2015 (cropped).jpg
Eduardo Torres-Dulce
(1950–)
11 December 2011 19 December 2014 Mariano Rajoy
88º
Consuelo Madrigal 2015 (cropped).jpg
Consuelo Madrigal
(1956–)
10 January 2015 4 November 2016
89º
El Fiscal General del Estado, en Segovia, “Me tengo que morder la lengua” 01.jpg
José Manuel Maza
(1951–2017)
25 November 2016 18 November 2017
-
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Luis Navajas Ramos
Acting Attorney General
(1948–)
18 November 2017 11 December 2017
90º
Julián Sánchez Melgar conferencia (cropped).jpg
Julián Sánchez Melgar
(1955–-)
11 December 2017 22 June 2018
91º
María José Segarra.jpg
María José Segarra
(1963–)
29 June 2018 15 January 2020 Pedro Sánchez
-
Spanish Judiciary Badge-Public Prosecutor.svg
Luis Navajas Ramos
Acting Attorney General
(1948–)
15 January 2020 26 February 2020
92º
(Dolores Delgado) Acto Homenaje en Cáceres (46540177085) (cropped).jpg
Dolores Delgado
(1962–)
26 February 2020 Incumbent

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "BOE.es - Documento BOE-A-1982-837". www.boe.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  2. ^ a b Law 50/1981, of December 30, which regulates the Organic Statute of the Prosecution Ministry.
  3. ^ Official page of the Attorney General Office
  4. ^ Mancha, periodicoclm.es | Periódico de Castilla-La. "Leopoldo Garrido Cavero: socialista conquense y fiscal de la República". periodicoclm.es | Periódico de Castilla-La Mancha (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2018-09-13.

Notes

  1. ^ He held the position previously, at some point impossible to pinpoint exactly in 1843.
  2. ^ It is unknown until what time he held the position. In April 1939, the Franco government approved an order that definitively separated him from the career along with other magistrates.