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Joan Ribó i Canut (Valencian: [dʒuˈan riˈbo j kaˈnut]; born 17 September 1947) is a Spanish politician who has been the mayor of Valencia since 13 June 2015. Ribó is member of the Compromís.

Joan Ribó
Joan Ribó 2019.jpg
Ribó in 2011
Mayor of Valencia
Assumed office
13 June 2015
Preceded byRita Barberá Nolla
Member of the Corts Valencianes
In office
1995–2007
Personal details
Born (1947-09-17) 17 September 1947 (age 71)
Manresa, Spain
Political partyUnited Left (until 2007), Compromís (since 2011)
Alma materPolytechnic University of Valencia

CareerEdit

Ribó was born on 17 September 1947 in Manresa in the Province of Barcelona.[1] He studied agricultural engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.[1] Ribó later worked as a school teacher and university professor.[2]

Ribó became active in Valencian politics in the 1980s.[2] He was member of the Corts Valencianes for the United Left between 1995 and 2007.[1] In 2007 he left the party and in 2011 he became politically active again when he joined the Coalició Compromís.[1]

After the Valencian council elections of May 2015 he became mayor of Valencia on 13 June 2015, succeeding Rita Barberá Nolla of the People's Party in a historic council election.[3]

After the 2019 elections that took place on May 26, Joan Ribó won the elections and it was the first time that Compromis won in the city of Valencia.

Personal lifeEdit

In his spare time, Ribó is an avid gardener and cyclist.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Antonio Ruiz Valdivia (13 June 2015). "17 cosas que no sabías de Joan Ribó (Compromís)" (in Spanish). Huffington Post.es. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b James Badcock (15 June 2015). "Spain's new left-wing mayors promise end to corruption". BBC News. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ "El alcalde de Valencia llega en bici al ayuntamiento" (in Spanish). El Periódico. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ Cristobal Toledo (26 May 2015). "Joan Ribó se pone el traje de alcalde" (in Spanish). El Mundo. Retrieved 15 June 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)