Mónica Oltra Jarque


July 5, 2022

Mónica Oltra Jarque (Neuss, West Germany, December 20, 1969) is a Valencian politician. Between 2015 and 2022 she was the vice-president of the Generalitat Valenciana, the spokesperson for the Council and the Minister for Equality and Inclusive Policies. She was also a member of parliament for Valencia in the Valencian Parliament since 2007 and co-spokesperson for Commitment.


She was born in the German city of Neuss, the daughter of Valencian emigrants to Germany. His father, Juan Oltra, was a metallurgist and his mother, Angelita Jarque, was a factory worker. Her birth name was Mónica Jarque Tortajada, with both maternal surnames, as her father was separated from a previous relationship, and little Mónica could not adopt her paternal surname until she was eleven, when in 1981 she was born. 'approves the Divorce Law in Spain. His family, with a working-class and left-wing tradition, together with the atmosphere of Valencian emigration to Germany strongly marked by the influence of the Communist Party (PCE), were the great influence for his political formation. From his stay in Germany, he says he remembers very clearly the entry of Die Grünen (The Greens) in the German Parliament, which happened in the Federal Elections of 1983. Monica Oltra moved to Valencia with her family at Christmas of 1984, when he was 15 years old, and that same year he joined the Communist Youth of the PCPV. She graduated in Law from the University of Valencia, and later worked as a lawyer.

Political trajectory

Mónica Oltra joined the Communist Party of the Valencian Country at the age of fifteen, and was affiliated with Esquerra Unida del País Valencià from the very moment of its foundation. He became part of the Political Council of EUPV and the standing committee where he took charge of the area of ​​Rights and Freedoms. From 1996 to 1998 she was the president of Joves d'Esquerra Unida del País Valencià and was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Youth Council and the Governing Council of the Valencian Youth Institute, of the Advisory Council of Drug Addictions and the Council for the Adoption of Minors. In addition, she was a prominent representative of Esquerra i País (EiP), an internal current of EUPV with a Valencianist ideology. In the elections to the Valencian Parliament in 2003, Mónica Oltra, who was then working as a lawyer in Esquerra Unida, was in charge of requesting a count a few months from the Electoral District of Valencia to see if there had been any mistakes in when counting the votes that harmed their formation. After the count, the socialist Ramón Vilar lost his seat and Dolors Pérez was invested deputy by L'Entesa. Four years later, in the elections to the Valencian Parliament of the 2007, she was in third position of the lists of the Coalition Commitment by the Valencian Country (formed by EUPV, BLOC, IR, and different ecological formations) to the electoral constituency of Valencia, being elected.

The crisis of the United Left

Mónica Oltra, militant of Esquerra i País (EiP), led her current towards the postulates defended by a part of the coalition (BLOC and Els Verds-Esquerra Ecologista del País Valencià), in front of the party sector closest to the Party Communist of the Valencian Country and led by the general coordinator and candidate for the presidency of the Generalitat by the Glòria Marcos coalition. The different strategic and tactical conception, as well as the difficult relations between the two sectors, ended in the defenestration of Marcos as trustee of the Parliamentary Group of Commitment for the Valencian Country and the appointment of Oltra as the new spokesman of the group. The reaction of EUPV was the expulsion of the deputies Oltra and Mollà and the abandonment of the parliamentary group of the three deputies faithful to the official postulates of EUPV (the same Glòria Marcos, Lluís Torró and Marina Albiol) to form part of the