Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida

Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida (born 27 March 1952 in Alcampell, Spain) is a Spanish politician. A qualified lawyer, Duran began his political career when he was elected MP in the General Elections of Spain in 1979, representing Lleida becoming tinent d'alcalde in the municipality of Lleida.[1][2]

Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida
Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida 2015 (cropped).jpg
Counsellor of Governance and Institutional Relations of the Generalitat de Catalunya
In office
29 November 1999 – 5 February 2001
PresidentJordi Pujol
Preceded byXavier Pomés i Abella
Succeeded byNúria de Gispert
Personal details
Born (1952-03-27) 27 March 1952 (age 67)
Alcampell, Huesca, Aragón, Spain
Nationality Spain
Political partyDemocratic Union of Catalonia (CiU)
OccupationPolitician and Lawyer

Currently Duran is an MP for Barcelona district, elected in the General Elections in 2004, and is a member of Convergence and Union (CiU). Duran i Lleida has also been the president of Democratic Union of Catalonia (UDC), a political party which is part of CiU, since 1987 and also from 1982 to 1984.

CommentsEdit

In November 2003 Duran i Lleida advocated calling gay marriage (which is legal in Spain) by a different name.[3] In January 2007 Josep Antoni adopted the Gibraltar nationality as a stand against the Spanish government policies. Years after, in March 2012 during a fierce debate with Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, Duran i Lleida asked for the immediate recognition of Kosovo by Spain, and stated that the reasons for non-recognition "are not international but internal".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2009-08-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "duranilleida.cat". duranilleida.cat. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  3. ^ EFE (22 April 2011). "Duran aboga por sustituir la ley del matrimonio homosexual por otra de uniones civiles". 20minutos.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 June 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Xavier Pomés i Abella
Counsellor of Governance and Institutional Relations of Catalonia
1999 – 2001
Succeeded by
Núria de Gispert
Party political offices
Preceded by
New title
General Secretary of CiU
2001 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Xavier Trias
Spokesperson of Convergence and Union in the Congress of Deputies
2004 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Concepció Ferrer i Casals
President of the Committee of Government of UDC
1987 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Joaquim Xicoy i Bassegoda
President of the Committee of Government of UDC
1982 – 1984
Succeeded by
Concepció Ferrer i Casals