Alfonso Guerra

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guerra and the second or maternal family name is González.
Alfonso Guerra

Alfonso Guerra González (born 31 May 1940 in Seville) is a Spanish politician. A leading member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he served as vice president of the government (vicepresidente del Gobierno, i.e., equivalent to deputy prime minister) of Spain from 1982 to 1991, under the premiership of Felipe González. He currently represents Seville province in Congress, being the only deputy that has served since 1977 without interruptions.

In 1988 Guerra received an honorary degree from the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal in Lima, Peru, and he was awarded the Medaglia D'oro in 1984 by the Sapienza University of Rome.

Guerra was an extremely controversial politician, noted for his acid discourse against his opponents - which was criticised as demagogy by his political adversaries. He was forced to quit his position as vice-president after a financial scandal involving his brother Juan Guerra.[1][2][3]

On 5 November 2014, Guerra announced that he would be resigning from congress at the end of the parliamentary session in December 2014.[4] At the time of his resignation announcement, he was the longest serving member of congress.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Axel Tschentscher. "Spain Index". ICL. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Spain's Leader Feels the Heat From Scandal". The New York Times. 17 September 1990. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Heywood, Paul (1 October 1995). "Sleaze in Spain". Parliamentary Affairs. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Alfonso Guerra dejará el escaño en diciembre tras 37 años en el Congreso, El País, 5 December 2014
  5. ^ El diputado más veterano en el Congreso, La Provincia: diario de Las Palmas, 5 November 2014, accessed 19 November 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Rodolfo Martín Villa
First Vice President of the Spanish Government
1982–1991
Succeeded by
Narcis Serra
Party political offices
First Deputy Secretary-General of the PSOE
1979–1997
Vacant
None elected until 2008
Title next held by
José Blanco
Spanish Congress of Deputies
Preceded by
Position Created
Deputy for Seville province
1977 – Present
Succeeded by
Title jointly held