Santi Vila

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Santi Vila
Retrat oficial del Conseller d'Empresa i Coneixement, Santi Vila.jpg
Vila's official portrait
Mayor of Figueres
In office
Personal details
Santiago Vila i Vicente

(1973-03-15) March 15, 1973 (age 46)
Granollers, Catalonia, Spain
Political partyCatalan European Democratic Party
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician and historian

Santiago "Santi" Vila i Vicente (born 15 March 1973) is a Catalan historian and politician from Granollers, Spain. He is a member of the Catalan European Democratic Party, and was a councillor at Figueres from 1999 before becoming mayor from 2007 to 2012.[1]

On 2 November 2017 members of the Generalitat de Catalunya were arrested for sedition, unlike the others Vila was offered bail of €50,000 as he had resigned before the Catalan unilateral declaration of independence.[2] He was pre-trial jailed just a night. The trial began on 12 February 2019 and was remitted to decision on 12 June 2019.[3]

On 14 October 2019, Vila was sentenced to a year and 8 months of disqualification and a fine of 60.000€ for disobedience.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Vila is divorced and openly gay.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Santi Vila, consejero de Empresa y Conocimiento". Generalitat de Cataluña (in Spanish). Generalitat de Cataluña. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ Newton, Creede. "Catalonia: Judge jails eight ousted ministers". Aljazeera. Retrieved 2 November 2017..
  3. ^ Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain
  4. ^ Catalan separatist leaders handed jail terms for independence bid
  5. ^ Sentencia del ‘procés’: penas de 9 a 13 años para Junqueras y los otros líderes por sedición y malversación (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Santi Vila: así es el lado más personal del verso suelto del "procés", divorciado y gay". El Mundo (in Spanish). 4 November 2017.