Joan Carretero i Grau
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|Minister of Governance and Public Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya|
December 17, 2003 – April 20, 2006
|First Minister||Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
|Preceded by||Josep Maria Pelegrí i Aixut|
|Succeeded by||Xavier Vendrell|
December 19, 1955 |
Tremp (Pallars Jussà, Catalonia)
Education and Professional background
Joan Carretero received his degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1978 from the UB. He also has a dimploma in Health from the Escola Nacional de Salut in Lleida and a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Barcelona. He has worked as doctor in Barbens (Pla d'Urgell), and currently works in Puigcerdà.
He has been a member of the Association of Parents of Students of Vedruna School in Puigcerdà and president of Club de Futbol Puigcerdà (Puigcerdà Football Club). Joan Carretero is associated with FC Barcelona.
Joan Carretero joined the ERC in 1990. He was expelled from the ERC on April 27, 2009 because of his vocal criticism regarding the direction of the party. On October 3, 2009 he created a new Catalan independentist political party, Reagrupament, but it couldn't get representation in the Catalan parliament.
He became mayor of Puigcerdà in 1995, when he ran the first time, leading ERC's lists. He resigned in December 2003 when he became a minister in the Catalan Government, but he was displaced on April 2006.
Josep Maria Pelegrí i Aixut
Minister of Governance and Institutional Relations
|Minister of Governance and Public Administration
2003 – 2006
Xavier Vendrell i Segura
|Mayor of Puigcerdà
1995 – 2003
Joan Planella i Casanyas
|Party political offices|
|President of Reagrupament
2009 – present
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