Joan Carretero

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Joan Carretero
Joan Carretero a la 1a reagrupada.JPG
Counsellor of Governance and Public Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya
In office
17 December 2003 – 20 April 2006
PresidentPasqual Maragall
First MinisterJosep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
Josep Bargalló
Preceded byJosep Maria Pelegrí i Aixut
Succeeded byXavier Vendrell
Personal details
Born (1955-12-19) 19 December 1955 (age 63)
Tremp (Pallars Jussà, Catalonia)
Political partyERC
(from 2009)

Joan Carretero i Grau (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈaŋ kərəˈteɾu]; Tremp (Pallars Jussà), 1955) is a Spanish physician and politician. After having been mayor of Puigcerdà, he became a counsellor in the Catalan Government.[1]

Education and Professional background[edit]

Joan Carretero received his degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1978 from the UB. He also has a diploma 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.

Civic background[edit]

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.

Political background[edit]

Joan Carretero joined the ERC in 1990. He was expelled from the ERC on 27 April 2009 because of his vocal criticism regarding the direction of the party. On 3 October 2009 he created a new Catalan independentist political party, Reagrupament, but it couldn't get representation in the Catalan parliament.

Institutional background[edit]

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.

Political offices
Preceded by
Josep Maria Pelegrí i Aixut
Counsellor of Governance and Institutional Relations
Counsellor of Governance and Public Administration
2003 – 2006
Succeeded by
Xavier Vendrell
Preceded by
Mayor of Puigcerdà
1995 – 2003
Succeeded by
Joan Planella i Casanyas
Party political offices
Preceded by
Party created
President of Reagrupament
2009 – present
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-08-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)