Pío Cabanillas Gallas
|Pío Cabanillas Gallas|
Pío Cabanillas in 1977
|Minister of Information and Tourism|
4 January 1974 – October 1975
|Prime Minister||Arias Navarro|
|Preceded by||Fernando de Liñán|
|Minister of Justice|
31 August 1981 – 3 December 1982
|Succeeded by||Fernando Ledesma Bartret|
13 November 1923|
10 October 1991 (aged 67)|
|Political party||People's Party|
Early life and education
Cabanillas was a member of the Council of the Realm, which was the highest advisory body in the Francoist Spain. He was the information and tourism minister in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Arias Navarro which was formed on 4 January 1974 under Francisco Franco. Cabanillas replaced Fernando de Liñán in the post. Cabanillas was removed from office in October 1975 on the orders of Franco due to "being too liberal in lifting press censorship."
Cabanillas was appointed justice minister on 31 August 1981, replacing Francisco Fernández Ordóñez in the post. His term ended on when Fernando Ledesma Bartret was appointed justice minister on 3 December 1982. In 1986, Cabanillas became a member of the European Parliament for the People's Party and served at the parliament until 1991.
Views and activities
Cabanillas was close to Manuel Fraga Iribarne, former minister. Cabanillas was instrumental both in drafting the 1966 press law which dissolved the press censorship in Spain and in the transition period of Spain from dictatorship to democracy in the 1970s. Although he was described as a reformist during the late Francoism, he was viewed as a conservative in his later years while serving at the European Parliament.
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