Enrique Santos Domínguez


Enrique Santos Domínguez
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Domínguez in 2018
President of Auratia
Assumed office
5 April 2015
Preceded byRaul Fonseca
Premier of Auratia
In office
8 August 2004 – 6 June 2005
PresidentMario de Saffi
Preceded byMarcelo Casares
Succeeded byAntonio José Menéndez
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
8 August 2004 – 34 June 2005
PresidentMario de Saffi
Preceded byMarcelo Casares
Succeeded byEberardo Escudero
Chief Whip of the Liberal Party
In office
10 June 1997 – 8 August 2004
PremierMatias Hernandes
Marcelo Casares
Member of the Assembly of the People
In office
3 June 1986 – 5 April 2015
ConstituencyPuerto del Rey
Personal details
Born
Enrique Santos de la Cruz y Domínguez

(1949-04-30) 30 April 1949 (age 71)
Leão, Iustia Nova
NationalityAuratian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)
Violeta Laguna
(m. 1972; died 1998)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Puerto del Rey

Enrique Santos de la Cruz y Domínguez (born 30 April 1949) is a politician serving as the current president of Auratia. Previously, he served briefly as the country's premier from 2004 to 2005.

Domínguez was born to an Oratiano-speaking farming family in Leão, Iustia Nova. He attended the University of Puerto del Rey and studied art history. After university, Domínguez worked as an art historian for the National Auratian Museum in Puerto del Rey. In 1986, Domínguez won a seat in the Assembly of the People, the lower house of the Auratina Senate, representing the Liberal Party.

A well-liked member of the Liberal Party, Domínguez was selected to be the party's chief whip by Premier Matias Hernandes in 1997. He continued to serve under Marcelo Casares. However, when Casares died of a stroke in August 2004, Domínguez was selected to head the Liberal Party and become premier as a compromise candidate. Domínguez was premier for less than ten months, losing the 2005 Auratian Assembly elections to the Sotirian Federation led by Antonio José Menéndez. He is the shortest serving Auratian premier since the Great War.

After losing the 2005 elections, Domínguez continued as a backbench member of the Liberal Party until 2015, when he was selected by the governors of Auratia's eight States to succeed Raul Fonseca as president of Auratia. He will maintain that position until his seven-year term until 2022, when his term expires.