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Pablo Iglesias Turrión

Spanish politician

Pablo Manuel Iglesias Turrión, known as either Pablo Iglesias or Pablo Iglesias Turrión (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo iˈɣlesjas tuˈrjon]; born 17 October 1978) is a Spanish politician. He has been the Secretary-General of Podemos since 2014.

Pablo Iglesias Turrión

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Secretary General of Podemos
Assumed office
15 November 2014
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
13 January 2016
ConstituencyMadrid
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 27 October 2015
ConstituencySpain
Personal details
Born (1978-10-17) 17 October 1978 (age 40)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyPodemos (2014–present)
Other political
affiliations
Unidos Podemos (2016–present)
Communist Youth Union of Spain (1992-1999)
Alma materComplutense University
Charles III University
European Graduate School
Signature

He was a lecturer in political science at the Complutense University of Madrid. He was elected to the European Parliament in the 2014 elections as the leading candidate of the newly formed party Podemos, along with four other members of his party.[1]

Iglesias hosts the internet programs La Tuerka and Fort Apache, and appears in Spanish political TV shows.

On 27 October 2015 he resigned his seat in the European Parliament in order to focus on the campaign for the 2015 Spanish general election and Spanish general election, 2016.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Iglesias Turrión, Pablo. "Pablo Iglesias Turrión's CV" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.[unreliable source?]
  2. Francesco, Manetto (27 October 2015). "Iglesias deja el Parlamento Europeo con un duro ataque a la gran coalición". El País. Retrieved 1 December 2015.