Felipe González

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Date of Birth March 5, 1942
Place of Birth Spain
Age 79 years old
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Felipe González

Felipe González Márquez is a Spanish lawyer, professor, and politician, who was the Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party from 1974 to 1997, and the 3rd Prime Minister of Spain since the restoration of democracy, from 1982 to 1996. To date, he remains the longest-serving Prime Minister of Spain to be freely elected. González joined the PSOE in 1964, when it was banned under the Francoist regime. He obtained a law degree from the University of Seville in 1965. In 1974, the PSOE elected González as its Secretary-General after a split in its 26th Congress. After Franco's death and the beginning of the Spanish transition to democracy, González obtained a seat in the Congress of Deputies after he led the PSOE candidacy in the 1977 general election, but lost to Adolfo Suárez.

Born: Felipe González Márquez, March 5, 1942, Seville, Spain
Political party: Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Children: 3
Education: University of Seville
Monarch: Juan Carlos I
Deputy: Alfonso Guerra, Narcís Serra
Preceded by: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
Succeeded by: José María Aznar
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About Felipe González

Spanish social-democratic politician who became the longest-serving Spanish prime minster after serving four successive mandates from 1982 to 1996. He was also the General Secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party for 23 years.

Before Fame

He studied Law at Seville University and began a career as an attorney.


His rise to power is often considered the final step in the reinstatement of democracy following the death of former military dictator Francisco Franco.

Family Life

He married María del Carmen Julia Romero y López in 1969 and they have three children.


He and José María Aznar both served as Prime Minister of Spain.

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  • History of Spain - The history of Spain dates back to the Middle Ages. In 1516, Habsburg Spain unified a number of disparate predecessor kingdoms; its modern form of a constitutional monarchy was introduced in 1813, and the current democratic constitution dates to 1978.
  • Politics of Spain - The politics of Spain takes place under the framework established by the Constitution of 1978. Spain is established as a social and democratic sovereign country wherein the national sovereignty is vested in the people, from which the powers of the state emanate.
  • University of Seville alumni
  • Recipients of the Order of José Marti
  • Members of the constituent Congress of Deputies (Spain)
  • Collars of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
  • Prime Ministers of Spain
  • Grand Crosses of the Order of Christ (Portugal)
  • Spanish lawyers
  • International opponents of apartheid in South Africa
  • Spanish Socialist Workers' Party politicians
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