• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 00:16    |    
    Becoming a Politician
  • 02:37    |    
    First Female President of the Senate and Minister of Education
  • 03:40    |    
    The Difference Between National and Regional Politics
  • 06:22    |    
    Biggest Challenges as a Top Politician
  • 08:41    |    
    The Growing Importance of Municipalities
  • 09:35    |    
    Why It Was Necessary to Reform Health Care
  • 11:51    |    
    Disruptive Political Parties Around the World
  • 14:07    |    
    Surviving Cancer, Bombings, and Helicopter Crashes
  • 16:24    |    
    Final credits

Surviving at the Top of National Politics

  | 15 de enero de 2016  | Vistas: 38

Esperanza Aguirre talks about why she became a politician and how she later became the first female president of the Senate and minister of education. She explains the differences between national politics and regional politics and the growing importance and influence of municipalities. Esperanza then talks about her own experiences running the regional government of Madrid and explains why it was necessary to reform the health care system. Finally, she shares her thoughts on the current political situation in Spain and also her personal struggles in life and politics.

This video has been made possible thanks to support from the John Templeton Foundation, Global Philanthropic Trust, and the Earhart Foundation.

This interview was recorded as part of The Antigua Forum 2016 gathering.

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Former minister of education and culture; former president of the Senate;…


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