Joan Baldoví Roda (Valencian: [dʒuˈam baldoˈvi ˈrɔða]; born Sueca, Valencia, 7 August 1958) is a Coalició Compromís politician, who has represented Valencia Province in the Congress of Deputies since 2011.[1]

Joan Baldoví Roda

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Baldoví in 2013
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
1 April 2011
ConstituencyValencia
Personal details
Born
Joan Baldoví Roda

(1958-08-07) 7 August 1958 (age 61)
Sueca, Valencia, Spain
Political partyCoalició Compromís

Baldoví served as a local councillor for his hometown of Sueca for 14 years. He served as Mayor for the 2007 to 2011 term.[2] He resigned from the council in January 2014, citing the difficulty of serving as a local and national politician simultaneously.[3]

During his time in Congress, Baldoví attracted attention after removing his shirt and tie to reveal a t-shirt protesting against bankers.[4] He called for changes in the electoral system to remove electoral thresholds,[5] a Freedom of information act[6] and conducted experiments in direct democracy.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ H. E. (31 March 2013). "Baldoví presenta las cuentas de Sueca y cumple con la Sindicatura seis años después". Las Provincias (in Spanish). Vocento. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ Sáez, Julián (7 June 2007). "Joan Baldoví (Bloc) se perfila como nuevo alcalde de Sueca". Las Provincias (in Spanish). Vocento. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ EFE (3 January 2014). "El diputado Joan Baldoví renuncia a su acta de concejal en Sueca". El Mundo (in Spanish). Sueca: Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "El «striptease» de Baldoví en el Congreso". ABC (in Spanish). Vocento. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Compromís lanza el «referéndum Baldoví» para cambiar el sistema electoral". Levante-EMV (in Spanish). Prensa Ibérica. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b Hamilos, Paul (11 September 2013). "Meet Joan Baldoví, Spain's most direct democrat". The Guardian. Madrid: Guardian News & Media Limited. Retrieved 1 May 2019.