Ángel Víctor Torres

Ángel Víctor Torres Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈanxel ˈbiɣt̪oɾ ˈtores ˈpeɾeθ] : born 30 March 1966) is a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Canary Islands. He is the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of the Canaries (PSC–PSOE).

Ángel Víctor Torres
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10th President of the Canary Islands
Assumed office
16 July 2019
Preceded byFernando Clavijo
Mayor of Arucas
In office
14 June 2003 – 16 June 2007
Preceded byLuis Hipólito
Succeeded byJosé María Ponce
In office
11 June 2011 – 13 June 2015
Preceded byJuan Francisco Padrón Rodríguez
Succeeded byJuan Jesús Facundo
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
23 July 2007 – 27 September 2011
ConstituencyLas Palmas
Member of the Parliament of the Canary Islands
Assumed office
24 June 2019
ConstituencyParty list
Personal details
Born (1966-03-30) 30 March 1966 (age 55)
Arucas, Las Palmas, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Political partySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
OccupationPolitician, high school teacher

BiographyEdit

Born on 30 March 1966 in Arucas, in the island of Gran Canaria, he obtained a degree in Hispanic Philology at the University of La Laguna.[1] He became a highschool professor of language and literature in 1991.[2][1]

He entered politics in 1999 when he became a municipal councillor in Arucas elected in the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) list, serving as Mayor of the municipality in two spells (2003–2007 and 2011–2015).[3]

He served from 2009 to 2011 as member of the Congress of Deputies, taking in the vacant seat left by Juan Fernando López Aguilar in 2009,[4] as the later was elected to the European Parliament.

He was elected as the Secretary-General of the PSC–PSOE in July 2017.[2] Following the results of the 2019 Canarian regional election (in which Torres was elected member of the Parliament of the Canary Islands), Torres (representing the PSC–PSOE) reached a deal with the leaders of the New Canaries, Sí Podemos and Gomera Socialist Group (respectively, Román Rodríguez, Noemí Santana and Casimiro Gurbelo) in June 2019 to form a regional government headed by Torres, that would oust the government of Canarian Coalition after a 26-year long rule of the Canary Islands.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ángel Víctor Torres". La Provincia (in Spanish). 12 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2020.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "El 'sanchista' Ángel Víctor Torres, nuevo secretario general del PSOE de Canarias". InfoLibre (in Spanish). 23 July 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  3. ^ Albalá, África (20 June 2019). "Ángel Víctor Torres, un filólogo comprometido con el sanchismo". 20minutos.es (in Spanish).
  4. ^ "Torres Pérez, Ángel Víctor". Congress of Deputies (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  5. ^ Murillo, Pedro (20 June 2019). "El PSOE logra un acuerdo con la izquierda para gobernar en Canarias". El País. Prisa. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Froilán Rodríguez
Mayor of Arucas
2003-2007
Succeeded by
José María Ponce Anguita
Preceded by
Juan Francisco Padrón Rodríguez
Mayor of Arucas
2011-2015
Succeeded by
Juan Jesús Facundo
Preceded by
Fernando Clavijo
President of the Canary Islands
2019–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
José Miguel Pérez García
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Canaries
2017–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent