Maciá Alavedra
Person - Alavedra, Macià (1934-2018)

Alavedra, Macià (1934-2018)




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Barcelona (España)  1934-03-26 - Barcelona (España)  2018-09-29


Spanish lawyer and politician. Deputy in the I, II and III Constituent Legislatures. He got married with the artist Doris Malfeito, and his father was the writer Joan Alavedra. He was also the secretary of Francesc Maçià, Lluis Companys and Montserrat Moner. With four-years-old, Alavedra was exiled in France along with his family due to political issues. He lived in Paris and Prades until he was fourteen-years-old. When he came back to Barcelona, he finished French and Spanish High School courses and studied Law at the University of Barcelona, joining the Nationalist Party. Then, Alavedra worked in the industrial and export fields.

Alavedra founded Esquerra Democrática de Catalunya (Catalonian Democratic Left-Wing) in 1974, which came together with Convergèrncia Democrática de Catalunya (Catalonian Democratic Convergence) in 1978, being Alavedra a deputy. Moreover, he was elected deputy for Barcelona in the 1977 and 1979 elections (Constituent Legislature and I Legislature). He also was a member of the commission which handled the drafting of the Catalonian Statute of Autonomy proposal in 1979, the "Comisión de los 21" and the "Ponencia Mixta" responsible for its negotiation.

Alavedra was Conseller (Minister) of Government (1982-1986), Industry and Energy (1987-1989) and Economy and Finance (1989-1997) in the regional government of Generalitat de Catalunya, headed by Jordi Pujol. After quitting politics, he headed the Highway Administration Council of Catalonia through ACESA, motivated by La Caixa, between 1997 and 2003. The same year he was elected president of Albertis Logística, in which he stayed until 2007. Alavedra headed also Kern Pharma from 1999 to October 2004, and he keep participating in the Indukern group until May 2009.

On October 2009 he was arrested because of his involvement in the Pretoria Operation, being sentenced on March 2017. Alavedra died in 2018 in Barcelona.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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



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Legislators in  Madrid (España) between 1977 and 1987



France between 1938 and 1948


Madrid (España)

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Barcelona (España) in 1934-03-26

Lugar de Defunción:

Barcelona (España) in 2018-09-29




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Menéndez, Manuel Ángel. Fontes, Ignacio. Quién es quién: sus señorías los diputados : atlas de la democracia parlamentaria española. Manuel Ángel Menéndez Gijón, Ignacio Fontes. Tres Cantos (Madrid): Foca. 931 p.. 84-95440-25-3.

Vila, Enric. Macià Alavedra. En: Benzina: Revista d'excepcions culturals. 2007. Nº 13, p. 72. ISSN: 1885-8589.

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Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya  ( He/She is the founder of )

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Pujol, Jordi (1930-)  ( He/She is a member of the Government )


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