|President of Citizens-Party of the Citizenry|
July 9, 2006
|Member of the Catalan Parliament|
November 1, 2006
|Born||Albert Rivera Díaz
November 15, 1979
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Political party||Citizens-Party of the Citizenry|
|Occupation||Politician and Lawyer|
Albert Rivera Díaz (born November 15, 1979 in Barcelona) is a Spanish 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's from Catalan and Andalucian ancestry, his father coming from Barcelona and his mother being from Málaga. He won the swimming Catalan championships when he was 16. He studied Law at ESADE and has a master's degree in Constitutional Law.
He was 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 debate league 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 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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