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Carlos Robles Piquer

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Carlos Robles Piquer
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1986 – 19 July 1999
In office
13 June 1983 – 6 July 1987
ConstituencyAssembly of Madrid
Director General of RTVE
In office
Preceded byFernando Castedo
Succeeded byEugenio Nasarre
1st Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
Succeeded byGabriel Manueco
Minister of Education and Science
In office
12 December 1975 – 5 July 1976
Preceded byCruz Martínez Esteruelas
Succeeded byAurelio Menéndez
Director general of popular culture and entertainment
In office
December 1967 – November 1969
Succeeded byEnrique Thomas de Carranza
Director general of information
In office
July 1962 – December 1967
Preceded byVicente Rodríguez Casado
Personal details
Born(1925-10-13)13 October 1925
Died8 February 2018(2018-02-08) (aged 92)
Political partyPeople's Alliance

Carlos Robles Piquer (13 October 1925 – 8 February 2018)[1] was a Spanish diplomat and politician.

Political career[edit]

His political career started in 1962,[2] when he was named director general of information. Robles was then appointed director general of the popular culture and entertainment. He served as minister of education between 1975 and 1976, before assuming the office of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.[3] After a stint as Director General of RTVE, Robles was elected to the Congress of Deputies from Madrid. He left the national legislature in 1987, and became a member of the European Parliament for Spain until 1999.

Robles' marriage to Elisa Fraga Iribarne, the sister of Manuel Fraga Iribarne, produced a son, José María Robles Fraga, who is also a politician.


  1. ^ "Muere Robles Piquer, ministro de Educación del primer Gobierno de Transición". El País. 9 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Carlos Robles Piquer: "Media España estuvo con Franco y luego aceptó la democracia" Leer más: Carlos Robles Piquer: "Media España estuvo con Franco y luego aceptó la democracia"". La Razòn (in Spanish). 18 February 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Robles Piquer: una biografía muy ligada a Manuel Fraga". El País (in Spanish). 23 July 1982. Retrieved 15 January 2018.