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Santiago «Santi» Vila i Vicente (born 15 March 1973) is a Spanish historian and politician from Catalonia. He is a member of the Catalan European Democratic Party. He was a councillor at Figueres from 1999 before becoming Mayor from 2007 to 2012.[1]

Santi Vila
Retrat oficial del Conseller d'Empresa i Coneixement, Santi Vila.jpg
Vila's official portrait
Mayor of Figueres
In office
2007–2012
Personal details
Born
Santiago Vila i Vicente

(1973-03-15) March 15, 1973 (age 46)
Granollers, Catalonia, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Political partyCatalan European Democratic Party
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician and historian

On 2 November 2017 members of the Generalitat de Catalunya were arrested for sedition, unlike the others Vila was offered bail of €50,000 as he had resigned before the Catalan unilateral declaration of independence.[2] He was pre-trial jailed just a night. The trial began on 12 February 2019 and was remitted to decision on 12 June 2019.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He's a divorced, openly gay man.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Santi Vila, consejero de Empresa y Conocimiento". Generalitat de Cataluña (in Spanish). Generalitat de Cataluña. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ Newton, Creede. "Catalonia: Judge jails eight ousted ministers". www.aljazeera.com. Aljazeera. Retrieved 2 November 2017..
  3. ^ Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain
  4. ^ "Santi Vila: así es el lado más personal del verso suelto del "procés", divorciado y gay". El Mundo (in Spanish). 4 November 2017.