Manuel Portela Valladares

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Manuel Portela

Prime Minister of Spain
In office
14 December 1935 – 19 February 1936
Preceded byJoaquín Chapaprieta
Succeeded byManuel Azaña
Personal details

Manuel Portela y Valladares (Pontevedra, 31 January 1868 – Bandol, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France 29 April 1952) was a Spanish political figure during the Second Spanish Republic. He served as the 44th Attorney General of Spain between 1912 and 1913.

A member of the Liberal Party, he served as civil governor of Barcelona in 1910 and 1923, and as Minister of Promotion in September 1923. After the socialist revolution against the republican government in October 1934, Alejandro Lerroux named him Minister of the Interior in 1935 and named 130th president of the government (prime minister) by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora on 14 December 1935 . He formed two governments prior to the elections of 16 February 1936 that the Popular Front won.