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Rafael Simancas Simancas (born 1966) is a Spanish politician and member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), former Secretary-General of the PSOE Madrid branch.

Rafael Simancas
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Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Madrid
In office
26 November 2000 – 4 June 2007
Preceded byJaime Lissavetzky
Succeeded byTomás Gómez
Personal details
Born
Rafael Simancas Simancas

(1966-07-01) 1 July 1966 (age 52)
Kehl, Germany
Political partySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Alma materComplutense University of Madrid

BiographyEdit

Born on 1 September 1966 in Kehl, West Germany, his parents were immigrants from Córdoba.[1] He graduated in Political Science at the Complutense University of Madrid.[1] He became a member of the Madrid City Council after the 1995 municipal election and renovated his seat in the 1999 election.[2] He served as Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Madrid from 2000 to 2007, when he was replaced by Tomás Gómez[3] He ran as head of list of the PSOE list in the May 2003, October 2003 and 2007 regional elections. Following his exit from the regional legislature in February 2008,[4] he has been member of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th terms of the Congress of Deputies.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Simancas, el candidato marcado por el 'tamayazo'". El Mundo. 4 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Aguirre se niega a hacer público su patrimonio, a diferencia de Simancas". El País. 13 September 2003.
  3. ^ "Simancas se despedirá hoy de la Asamblea para saltar a la política nacional en el Congreso de los Diputados". Europa Press. 21 February 2008.
  4. ^ "«Yo lo habría hecho mejor»". El Mundo. 21 February 2008.
  5. ^ "Simancas Simancas, Rafael". Congress of Deputies.