|President of Citizens-Party of the Citizenry|
9 July 2006
|Member of the Catalan Parliament|
1 November 2006
|Born||Albert Rivera Díaz
15 November 1979
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Political party||Citizens-Party of the Citizenry|
|Occupation||Politician and Lawyer|
Albert Rivera Díaz (born 15 November 1979 in Barcelona) is a Spanish Catalan lawyer and politician. He is currently the leader of the Citizens' Party and a member of the Parliament of Catalonia. He studied Law at ESADE.
Childhood and education
He has been keen on the legal world ever since he was young. After starting his degree in Law, he began to be interested in politics by taking part in a debating competition all around Spain, which allowed him to perfect his public speaking skills. Constitutional Law professor and driving force of the civil platform Ciutadans de Catalunya (Citizens of Catalonia) Francesc de Carreras was his professor at university. Once he finished his studies he started working in the legal services of La Caixa. He then asked for an unpaid leave to be able to prepare for the 2006 Catalan Parliament election.
- http://www.elmundo.es/especiales/2006/10/elecciones-cataluna/candidatos/rivera.html Perfil de Albert Rivera en elmundo.es
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