Enrique de la Mata

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Enrique de la Mata (1933 - 1987) is a Spanish parliamentarian, lawyer and minister. He was the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from 1981 to 1987.

After the end of the Franco dictatorship with Franco's death in 1975, he was Minister for Trade Union Relations from 5 July 1976 to 4 July 1977 in an interim government, officiating up until the first free elections, and in this role contributed to allowing the trade unions back into Spain.

He joined the Union of the Democratic Centre and was elected to the Spanish Congress of Deputies representing Teruel Province at the 1979 General election but lost his seat in the subsequent election in 1982.

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Adetunji Adefarasin
President of the
International League of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies

1981-1987
Succeeded by
Mario Enrique
Villarroel Lander