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Joaquín Leguina

Joaquín Leguina
(Leguina) Felipe González recibe al presidente de la Comunidad de Madrid (cropped).jpeg
President of the Community of Madrid
In office
13 June 1983 – 30 June 1995
MonarchJuan Carlos I
DeputyCésar Cimadevilla
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byAlberto Ruiz-Gallardón
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Madrid
In office
14 December 1979 – 2 February 1991
Preceded byAlonso Puerta
Succeeded byTeófilo Serrano
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
3 March 1996 – 1 April 2008
ConstituencyMadrid
In office
28 October 1982 – 8 May 1983
ConstituencyMadrid
Member of the Assembly of Madrid
In office
8 May 1983 – 1 July 1995
Member of Madrid Municipal Coucil
In office
15 May 1979 – 8 May 1983
Personal details
Born
Joaquín Leguina Herrán

(1941-05-05) 5 May 1941 (age 78)
Villaescusa, Spain
Political partySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Alma materUniversity of the Basque Country

Joaquín Leguina Herrán (born 5 May 1941)[1] is a Spanish politician and writer. A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) he became the first President of the Community of Madrid, serving from 1983 and 1995. He also was Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Madrid from 1979 to 1991.

Biography

After leaving the presidency of the Madrid region, he became a member of the PSOE National Executive Board presided by Joaquín Almunia.[2] He also returned to the Congress of Deputies, becoming a member of the 6th, 7th and 8th terms of the Lower House in representation of Madrid. During the 8th term he chaired the Defence Committee of the Congress of Deputies.[3]

Positions

A staunch critic of the Catalan pro-independence movement, he became a member of the Libres e Iguales platform in 2014, signing their manifesto.[4][5][6] Later the same year he likened Artur Mas to the Pied Piper of Hamelin.[7]

Works

  • Los ríos desbordados, un ensayo político. Plaza & Janes, 1994.[8]
  • La luz crepuscular. Alfaguara, 2009.[9]
  • Os salvaré la vida (together with Rubén Buren). Espasa, 2017.[10][n. 1]

Notes

  1. ^ Awarded with the Premio de Novela Histórica Alfonso X El Sabio in 2017. The authors were accused by Gabriel Bobé of having plagiarised Arturo Barea's La forja de un rebelde.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Ilmo. Sr. D. Joaquín Leguina Herrán". Assembly of Madrid.
  2. ^ Hernández, E.K. "Partidos políticos, procesos electorales y sistema de partidos". In Lourdes López Nieto (ed.). La Comunidad de Madrid: balance de quince años de experiencia autonómica. Tres Cantos: Ediciones Akal. p. 152. ISBN 84-7090-345-4.
  3. ^ "VIII Legislatura (2004-2008). Leguina Herrán, Joaquín". Congress of Deputies.
  4. ^ "Firmantes del manifiesto Libres e Iguales". Libertad Digital. 15 July 2014.
  5. ^ "La plataforma Libres e Iguales llama a la 'responsabilidad civil' de los catalanes". El Mundo. 15 September 2015.
  6. ^ "'Libres e Iguales', un movimiento cívico contra la independencia de Cataluña". Antena 3. 15 July 2014.
  7. ^ Canal, Jordi (2018). "Entre el autonomismo y la independencia: nacionalismo, nación y procesos de nacionalización en Cataluña (1980-2015)". In Isidro Sepúlveda Muñoz (ed.). Nación y nacionalismos en la España de las autonomías. Madrid: Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado. p. 102. ISBN 978-84-340-2494-6.
  8. ^ Llamazares, Julio (28 September 2019). "Pactos postelectorales: la sociedad sin culpa". El País.
  9. ^ "De un tiempo, de un país". Revista de Libros (165). September 2010.
  10. ^ Pato García, Jorge (15 October 2017). "Joaquín Leguina y Rubén Buren: Os salvaré la vida". El Imparcial.
  11. ^ Lema, David (6 January 2018). "Acusan de plagio a Joaquín Leguina, ex presidente de la Comunidad de Madrid, y al polifacético Rubén Buren". El Mundo.
Political offices
Preceded by
Office created
President of the Community of Madrid
1983–1995
Succeeded by
Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón
Preceded by
Rogelio Baón [es]
Chair of the Defence Committee of the Congress of Deputies
2004–2008
Succeeded by
Ciprià Ciscar
Party political offices
Preceded by
Alonso Puerta
Secretary-General of the Madrilenian Socialist Federation
1979–1991
Succeeded by
Teófilo Serrano



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