Juan Barranco
Person - Barranco, Juan (1947-)

Barranco, Juan (1947-)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Barranco, Juan (1947-)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Santiago de Calatrava (Jaén, España)  1947 - existente actualmente

History:

Spanish bank clerk, Mayor and politician. Barranco belongs to a farmer family with few resources, so they emigrated to Madrid in 1952, and stayed in Vallecas. When he was 14 years-old, he worked as a bellboy at the Commodities Exchange while he was taking High School studies at day and public workers' exams at night. In 1963, he joined the Property and Commerce Bank, and a year later, he was appointed the liaison and secretary of the enterprise jury in the Vertical Union elections. Barranco's labour demands cause him troubles and disciplinary proceedings at the bank he worked in. In 1966, Barranco joined the Secular Apostolic Movement, and in 1973, he cofounded Socialist Reconstruction, one of the groups conforming Socialist Convergence of Madrid. From 1976, he joined Workers Syndicalist Union, and once the XXVII Congress of PSOE was held (Madrid, 5-8th December 1976), he joined Madrilenian Socialist Group as well as his colleagues from Socialist Convergence of Madrid: José Barrionuevo Peña, Enrique Barón Crespo, Joaquín Leguina Herrán, among others. In the 15th June 1977 general elections, Barranco was elected deputy for Madrid at the Congress of Deputies (1977-1986), also worked as Councillor at the Council of Madrid (1983-1999), First Councillor of the Mayor of Madrid (1983-1986), Mayor of Madrid (1986-1989), and President of the Madrilenian Federation of Municipalities (1986-1991). Between the IV and VII legislatures, he won a senator seat at the Socialist Parliamentarian Group (1989-2008), and then he came back to the Congress of Deputies in 2008 until 2011, when he was elected deputy at the Assembly of Madrid. In the 1983 municipal elections, Tierno Galván headed the candidature for PSOE, being Barranco the following candidate. When Tierno Galván died, Barranco was elected Mayor of Madrid on 19th January 1986, his most significate position. In the following elections, he became again Mayor of Madrid, and renewed the municipal pact with PCE. Barranco had to resign this position on 29th June 1986 due to a vote of censure by CDS (Social Democratic Centre), so a member of this party was elected Mayor, Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún. In 1991 and 1995 he was again a candidate to be the Mayor of Madrid, but finally lost it because of the victory of PP by absolute majority. Barranco faced several drawbacks to deal with the municipal administration, such as provisions or internal conflict. However, his municipal Government carried on former projects proposed by Tierno Galván, and also new ones with Barranco's hallmark: to provide sport, cultural, and social installations, as well as for elderly people, to neighbourhoods, like the Cultural Social Centre "Galileo" and the Civic Centre "La Vaguada"; sports centres in Bravo Murillo, Pradillo, Vallecas, Aluche and Moncloa; the renovation of Cuartel de Conde Duque, Casa de Vacas in Retiro and the current Junta de Moncloa; the renovation of several squares such as Puerta del Sol, Olavide, Paja, Remonta and Dalí, and the creation of parks like Tierno de Galván, Muralla or Puerta de Toledo. Barranco also designed Campo de las Naciones, the Bus South Station, Pasillo Verde Ferrioviario or Manzanare's park. Some other plans such as the Planetary, the renovation of San Francisco el Grande, the music popular conservatories and the driving force of "Movida Madrileña", initiated at Tierno Galván's period, are finished by Barranco.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

Date of the event: 1977-07-13 - 1979-01-02

 

Occupations

Activity:

Politicians

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators between 1977 and 2011

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Legislators between 1989 and 2004

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Mayors between 1986 and 1989

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Councillors between 1983 and 1999

Places

Domicile:

Madrid (España) in 1950

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Santiago de Calatrava (Jaén, España) in 1947

Subjects

He/She is a:

Spanish socialists

Gender:

Varón

Sources

Related Authorities

Ayuntamiento de Madrid (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of )

Associative relations :

Partido Socialista Obrero Español  ( He/She is a member of )

Tierno Galván, Enrique (1918-1986)  ( He/She is a member of the Government )

Unión General de Trabajadores (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

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