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Alfonso Guerra González (born 31 May 1940) is a Spanish politician. A leading member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he served as vice president of the government (vicepresidente del Gobierno, i.e., equivalent to deputy prime minister) of Spain from 1982 to 1991, under the premiership of Felipe González. He currently represents Seville province in Congress, being the only deputy that has served since 1977 without interruptions.

Alfonso Guerra González
Alfonso Guerra con los ministros de Asuntos Exteriores, Cultura y Agricultura, en el Congreso de los Diputados (cropped).jpeg
Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
1 December 1982 – 12 January 1991
Prime MinisterFelipe González
Preceded byRodolfo Martín Villa
Succeeded byNarcís Serra
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
15 June 1977 – 14 January 2015
ConstituencySeville
Personal details
Born
Alfonso Guerra González

(1940-05-31) 31 May 1940 (age 79)
Seville, Spain
Political partyPSOE
Alma materUniversity of Seville

In 1988 Guerra received an honorary degree from the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal in Lima, Peru, and he was awarded the Medaglia D'oro in 1984 by the Sapienza University of Rome.

Guerra was an extremely controversial politician, noted for his acid discourse against his opponents - which was criticised as demagogy by his political adversaries. He was forced to quit his position as vice-president after a financial scandal involving his brother Juan Guerra.[1][2][3]

On 5 November 2014, Guerra announced that he would be resigning from congress at the end of the parliamentary session in December 2014.[4] At the time of his resignation announcement, he was the longest serving member of congress.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Axel Tschentscher. "Spain Index". ICL. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Spain's Leader Feels the Heat From Scandal". The New York Times. 17 September 1990. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. ^ Heywood, Paul (1 October 1995). "Sleaze in Spain". Parliamentary Affairs. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. ^ Alfonso Guerra dejará el escaño en diciembre tras 37 años en el Congreso, El País, 5 December 2014
  5. ^ El diputado más veterano en el Congreso, La Provincia: diario de Las Palmas, 5 November 2014, accessed 19 November 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Rodolfo Martín Villa
Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
1982–1991
Succeeded by
Narcís Serra
Party political offices
Preceded by
Nicolás Redondo
Secretary of Organization of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
1976–1979
Succeeded by
Carmen García Bloise
Preceded by
Felipe González
Leader of the Socialist Group in the Congress of Deputies
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Javier Sáenz de Cosculluela
First Deputy Secretary-General of the PSOE
1979–1997
Vacant
None elected until 2008
Title next held by
José Blanco