Gerardo Galeote Quecedo
Gerardo Galeote Quecedo (born January 27, 1957 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a lawyer and former Spanish Member of the European Parliament from 1994-2009. He was elected on the People's Party ticket and sat with the European People's Party group. He was also the party spokesman.
On July 23, 2004 he was elected Chair of the Committee on Regional Development.
In April 2009, Galeote announced that he would not stand for reelection to the European Parliament in the June 2009 elections. It was believed that following the opening of an investigation by Judge Baltasar Garzón into allegations that Galeote had received more than 600,000 euros as a result of corrupt dealings involving companies operated by Francisco Correa, the Socialist Party would use Galeote as a focus of their electoral campaign against the Partido Popular. From 2009-2014 he was an Advisor to the president Mariano Rajoy. He left the party and his career in politics in 2014.
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