Ada Colau

Spanish activist and politician

Ada Colau Ballano (Catalan: [ˈaðə kuˈlaw]; Spanish: [ˈaða koˈlau]; born 3 March 1974) is a Spanish[2][3] activist and politician. She has been the Mayor of Barcelona since 2015.[4] She is the first woman to hold the office.[5]

Ada Colau
Ada Colau Ballano picture
Colau in 2015
119th Mayor of Barcelona
Assumed office
13 June 2015
Preceded byXavier Trias
Personal details
Born
Ada Colau Ballano

(1974-03-03) 3 March 1974 (age 45)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Political partyBarcelona en Comú
Spouse(s)Adrià Alemany Salafranca
ChildrenLuca and Gael[1]
ParentsRamón Colau Rami
Agustina Ballano Bernal
ResidenceBarcelona
Occupationactivist, writer
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Websitehttp://adacolau.cat/en

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nace Gael, segundo hijo de Ada Colau
  2. "Disillusioned Spain puts faith in new era of political activism". The Financial Times. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2018. One breed of Spanish politician is gradually making way for another. It is not exactly a matter of generational change, for the newcomers include experienced figures such as Manuela Carmena, 71, a judge emerita of the supreme court who, as a young lawyer, used to defend people persecuted by the Franco dictatorship. (...) A second example is Ada Colau, who rose to prominence as a campaigner for homeowners threatened with eviction, and who upset the apple cart to win election in May as mayor of Barcelona. Her counterpart in Valencia is Mònica Oltra, leader of a leftist movement known as Coalició Compromís, which blends a firm stand against corruption with environmentalism and Valencian regionalism.
  3. "Spain: Millions stage International Women's Day strike". Deutsche Welle. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018. High-profile Spanish politicians also showed their solidarity. Barcelona's city hall, led by Mayor Ada Colau, hung up a purple banner that read "Barcelona city hall supports the feminist strike."
  4. Colau reelegida alcaldesa en una tensa investidura con los votos de PSC y Valls
  5. Amy Goodman, "From Occupying Banks to City Hall: Meet Barcelona’s New Mayor Ada Colau", Democracy Now, June 5, 2015.