The president of Congress has chosen the undersecretary of the Ministry of Territorial Policy, Fernando Galindoas the new general secretary of the Lower House, replacing Carlos Gutiérrez Vicenwho has already announced his desire to be relieved after almost ten years in office.
Only lawyers with at least five years of active service can aspire to the position of Secretary General of Congress, which entails being a senior lawyer of the Cortes Generales, and Galindo meets those requirements since he has belonged to the Corps of Lawyers for 13 years and has served as director of International Relations, of Commissions of the General Secretariat of the Congress of Deputies and acting director of the Conflict of Interest Office.
But in mid-2021 he was appointed general director of Autonomous and Local Cooperation in the Ministry of Territorial Policy and two years later Isabel Rodríguez promoted him to undersecretary of Territorial Policy in 2023.
In the Ministry he developed technical functions with the communities among them and one of his tasks was to coordinate the transfer of Coasts to the Balearic Government of Francina Armengolwhich now brings him back to Congress.
Graduated in Law and Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid, Fernando Galindo has belonged to the body of Lawyers of the Cortes Generales since 2010, and in Congress he has gone through the Central Electoral Board (JEC) as legal advisor to the Central Electoral Board until 2011, legal advisor to the Directorate of Technical-Parliamentary Assistance between 2011 and 2014, director of International Relations between 2014 and 2019, and director of Commissions between 2019 and 2021.