|President of Citizens|
9 July 2006
|Member of the Catalan Parliament|
1 November 2006 – 4 August 2015
|Born||Albert Rivera Díaz
15 November 1979
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Political party||Citizens - Party of the Citizenship|
|Occupation||Politician and lawyer|
Albert Rivera Díaz (born 15 November 1979 in Barcelona) is a Spanish attorney and politician from Catalonia. He is the leader of Citizens, a political party in Spain opposed to Catalan independence. He studied law at ESADE.
Childhood and education
He won the swimming Catalan championships when he was 16. He studied Law at ESADE and has a master's degree in Constitutional Law. After starting his degree in Law, he began to be interested in politics by taking part in a debating competition. 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 savings bank. 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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