Josep Bargalló

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Josep Bargalló
Josep Bargalló retrat oficial 2018.jpg
Bargalló in June 2018
Minister of Education of Catalonia
Assumed office
2 June 2018
PresidentQuim Torra
Preceded byClara Ponsatí
(Direct rule until 2 June 2018)
In office
20 December 2003 – 20 February 2004
PresidentPasqual Maragall
Preceded byCarme Laura Gil
Succeeded byMarta Cid
First Minister of Catalonia[a]
In office
20 February 2004 – 11 May 2006
PresidentPasqual Maragall
Preceded byJosep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
Succeeded byJosep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
Member of the Catalan Parliament
for the Province of Tarragona
In office
3 April 1992 – 23 September 2003
In office
17 November 2006 – 3 January 2007
Succeeded bySergi de los Ríos i Martínez
Member of Torredembarra Municipal Council
In office
1995–2003
Personal details
Born
Josep Bargalló i Valls

(1958-10-03) 3 October 1958 (age 61)
Torredembarra, Catalonia, Spain
Political partyRepublican Left of Catalonia
Other political
affiliations
Republican Left of Catalonia–Catalonia Yes
Alma materUniversity of Barcelona
Rovira i Virgili University
OccupationTeacher
  1. ^ Chief Advisor from 20 February 2004 to 17 March 2005

Josep Bargalló i Valls (born 3 October 1958) is a Catalan teacher, politician and the current Minister of Education of Catalonia.

Born in 1958 in Torredembarra, Bargalló studied philology at the University of Barcelona before becoming a teacher. He was a member of the municipal council in Torredembarra from 1995 to 2003. He was a member of the Parliament of Catalonia from April 1992 to September 2003 when he retired from politics. However, in December 2003 he was appointed Minister of Education of Catalonia and in February 2004 he was promoted to Chief Advisor/First Minister of Catalonia. Bargalló and other Republican Left of Catalonia ministers were sacked from the Catalan government in May 2006.

Bargalló was re-elected to the Parliament of Catalonia in December 2006 but resigned in January 2007 after being appointed director of the Institut Ramon Llull, a position he held until December 2010. He was also director of the Fundació Ramon Llull from 2008 to 2010. Bargalló returned to politics in June 2018 when he was appointed Minister of Education of Catalonia for a second time.

Early life[edit]

Bargalló was born on 3 October 1958 in Torredembarra, Catalonia.[1][2] He has degree in Catalan philology from the University of Barcelona (UB) in Tarragona and a master's degree in advanced studies of Catalan language, literature and culture from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV).[3]

Career[edit]

Bargalló started working as a teacher in 1981 and was headteacher of Pons d’Icart Secondary School in Tarragona from 1985 to 1987.[1][4] He has been a member of the Unió dels Treballadors d'Ensenyament de Catalunya (USTEC·STEs), a teacher's union, since 1980.[1][2] Bargalló has also taught several post-graduate courses.[1][2] Since 2011 he has been vice-president of the Josep Irla Foundation graduate course in Catalan philology at UB and co-ordinator of the Institute of Educational Sciences at URV.[3][5]

Bargalló is a member of the Societat Catalana de Llengua i Literatura, part of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.[1] He has worked in the publishing sector, as a literary director for several collections and publishing houses.[1] He was co-ordinator of the Capitell de Columna edicions collection between 1988 and 1991 and literary director of Edicions El Mèdol from 1989 to 1998.[5] He has written several books and essays on history and literature as well as film scripts.[1] He has also been a literature critic for newspapers and specialist magazines.[1] Bargalló is a member of the Colla Castellera Nois de la Torre, Ball de Diables de Torredembarra and the group of carriers of the Virgen de Torredembarra dragon.[3]

Bargalló was director of the Institut Ramon Llull from December 2006 to December 2010 and director of the Fundació Ramon Llull from 2008 to 2010.[3][4]

Politics[edit]

Bargalló at a reception to celebrate International Women's Day in March 2004

Bargalló's political life began in the Assemblea de Catalunya, which he founded, in Torredembarra.[1][2] Over the years he has also been a member of the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSUC), Socialist Party of National Liberation (PSAN) and Left Nationalists (NE).[1][2]

Bargalló contested the 1992 regional election as an independent Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) candidate in the Province of Tarragona and was elected to the Parliament of Catalonia.[6][7] He joined ERC in 1995.[2] He was re-elected at the 1995 and 1999 regional elections.[8][9][10][11]

Bargalló contested the 1995 local elections as an ERC candidate in Torredembarra and was elected.[12] He was re-elected at the 1999 and 2003 local elections.[12][13] He was deputy mayor of Torredembarra from 1999 and 2003.[3]

Bargalló chose to retire from politics in 2003 and at the 2003 regional election he was placed 18th on ERC's list of candidates in the Province of Tarragona but as the party only managed to win three seats in the province he was not re-elected.[14][15][16] However, after the election leftist parties formed a government led by Pasqual Maragall and in December 2003 Bargalló was appointed Minister of Education.[17][18] He was appointed Chief Advisor (re-designated First Minister in March 2005) in February 2014 following the resignation of Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira.[12][19][20] Bargalló and other ERC ministers were sacked from the government in May 2006 as a result the ERC's refusal to support the 2006 Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia.[21][22]

Bargalló and other members of the Catalan government on 2 June 2018

Bargalló contested the 2006 regional election as an ERC candidate in the Province of Tarragona and was re-elected.[23][24] He resigned from parliament on 3 January 2007 after being appointed director of the Institut Ramon Llull.[5]

On 19 May 2018 newly elected President of Catalonia Quim Torra nominated a new government in which Bargalló was to be Minister of Education.[25][26][27] He was sworn in on 2 June 2018 at the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya.[28][29][30]

Published works[edit]

  • Literatura Catalana del Segle XVI al XVIII (1987, Teide; ISBN 8430784012, 9788430784011)
  • Un Segle de Castells: de 1900 a 2000 en Dades (2001, Cossetània Edicions; ISBN 849568425X, 9788495684257)
  • Manual de Mètrica i Versificació Catalanes (2007, Editorial Empúries; ISBN 8497872274, 9788497872270)
  • Què és la Mètrica: Introducció a la Versificació Catalana (2007, Edicions; ISBN 8429759891, 9788429759891)
  • Les Set Vides de Pere Romeu: Indians, Modernistes i Sportsmen (2016, A Contra Vent; ISBN 841572019X, 9788415720195)

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of Josep Bargalló
Election Constituency Party Alliance No. Result
1992 regional[6][7] Province of Tarragona Independent Republican Left of Catalonia 2 Elected
1995 local Torredembarra Republican Left of Catalonia Elected
1995 regional[8][9] Province of Tarragona Republican Left of Catalonia 2 Elected
1999 local Torredembarra Republican Left of Catalonia Republican Left of Catalonia-Els Verds-Acord Municipal Elected
1999 regional[10][11] Province of Tarragona Republican Left of Catalonia 2 Elected
2003 local[13] Torredembarra Republican Left of Catalonia Republican Left of Catalonia-Acord Municipal 1 Elected
2003 regional[15][16] Province of Tarragona Republican Left of Catalonia 18 Not elected
2006 regional[23][24] Province of Tarragona Republican Left of Catalonia 2 Elected

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bargalló, l'home que no volia corbata, torna a Ensenyament". Diari de Tarragona (in Catalan). Tarragona, Spain. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Llambrich, Iolanda (19 May 2018). "Josep Bargalló, una carrera dedicada a la gestió educativa i al servei del país" (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain: Republican Left of Catalonia. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Josep Bargalló: el 'conseller primer' de Maragall regresa a Enseñanza". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. Europa Press. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Perfil: Josep Bargalló torna al Departament d'Ensenyament 15 anys després". La Vanguardia (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain. Catalan News Agency. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Administració de Justícia: Juntes Electorals". Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (in Catalan). No. 1557. Barcelona, Spain: Generalitat de Catalunya. 18 February 1992. p. 1094. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Eleccions al Parlament de Catalunya 1992: Candidats electes" (PDF) (in Catalan). Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge, Generalitat de Catalunya. p. 3. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Administració de Justícia: Juntes Electorals". Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (in Catalan). No. 2119. Barcelona, Spain: Generalitat de Catalunya. 24 October 1995. p. 7761. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Eleccions al Parlament de Catalunya 1995: Candidats electes" (PDF) (in Catalan). Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge, Generalitat de Catalunya. p. 3. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Administració de Justícia: Juntes Electorals". Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (in Catalan). No. 2979. Barcelona, Spain: Generalitat de Catalunya. 21 September 1999. p. 12442. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Eleccions al Parlament de Catalunya 1999: Candidats electes" (PDF) (in Catalan). Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge, Generalitat de Catalunya. p. 3. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Qui és Josep Bargalló, el nou conseller en cap de la Generalitat?". Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain. 20 February 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Consulta de Resultados Electorales: Municipales / Mayo 2007 - Mun. Torredembarra" (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Distinguished alumni: Josep Bargalló". Barcelona, Spain: University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Administració de Justícia: Juntes Electorals". Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (in Catalan). No. 3992. Barcelona, Spain: Generalitat de Catalunya. 21 October 2003. p. 20334. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Eleccions al Parlament de Catalunya 2003: Candidats electes" (PDF) (in Catalan). Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge, Generalitat de Catalunya. p. 3. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Maragall toma posesión como presidente de la Generalitat". El País (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 20 December 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Composición del nuevo gobierno autonómico de Cataluña". Libertad Digital (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. EFE. 20 December 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Maragall anuncia que Josep Bargalló será el nuevo 'conseller en cap'". El País (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 20 February 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Biografia del nou conseller en cap, Josep Bargalló i Valls". VilaWeb (in Catalan). 20 February 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Maragall expulsa a ERC del Gobierno catalán y anuncia elecciones anticipadas". El País (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 11 May 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Maragall diu que expulsa els consellers d'ERC perquè no s'entendria la divisió del govern i convoca eleccions anticipades". VilaWeb (in Catalan). 11 May 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  23. ^ a b "Administració de Justícia: Juntes Electorals". Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (in Catalan). No. 4735. Barcelona, Spain: Generalitat de Catalunya. 6 October 2006. p. 42037. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  24. ^ a b "Eleccions al Parlament de Catalunya 2006: Candidats electes" (PDF) (in Catalan). Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge, Generalitat de Catalunya. p. 3. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  25. ^ "Torra nominates new government including jailed and exiled officials". Catalan News Agency. Barcelona, Spain. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  26. ^ "Torra nombra en su Govern a Aragonès, Artadi, Turull, Rull, Comín, Puig y Maragall". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  27. ^ Puente, Arturo (19 May 2018). "Torra nombra a los encarcelados Turull y Rull consellers de su nuevo Govern". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Catalan government takes office in emotional event, lifting direct rule". Catalan News Agency. Barcelona, Spain. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  29. ^ Villalonga, Carles (2 June 2018). "El nuevo Govern de Torra toma posesión en un acto reivindicativo y escenifica el fin del 155". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  30. ^ "Los consellers toman posesión y prometen "lealtad" a Quim Torra". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Europa Press. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.

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