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Person - Madrid López, Demetrio (1936-)

Madrid López, Demetrio (1936-)




Preferred form:

Madrid López, Demetrio (1936-)

Fechas de existencia:

Villaralbo  1936-08-01 - existente actualmente


Spanish politician, who was trained as an industrial technician and specialized in organization and management of businesses. He was introduced into the textile business, where he came to promote a cooperative in which he held the positions of manager and president. He was married to Catalina Martín Díaz, they had five children.

Demetrio Madrid began his social and political affiliation in the Juventud Obrera Católica (JOC/Catholic Working Youth), of which he was provincial president and member of the National Council, continuing his activity in the Hermandad Obrera de Acción Católica (HOAC/ Catholic Action Workers' Brotherhood). At the beginning of the seventies he had his fisrt contacts with socialist organizations (PSOE and UGT), which he joined in Zamora in 1973.

He was secretary of the Provincial Organization of the Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT/General Union of Workers) (1974‑1976) and first provincial secretary of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE/Spanish Socialist Worker's Party) (1974‑1978). In democracy, he was elected deputy for Zamora in the constituent parliamentary term, and re‑elected in parliamentary terms I, II, V and VI.

Demetrio Madrid was the first president of the Council of Communities of Castilla y León (1983 and 1986), position of which he had to resign, harassed by socio‑labor problems which arised from his textile company 'Pekus'. In December 1985, a criminal complaint was filed against him at the Regional Appeal Court of Valladolid for the alleged irregularities in the sale of his textile company. The prosecution accused him of a 'social crime" by neglecting the direction of his company. Finally, the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla y León acquitted him in January 1990 and, after the judgment under appeal to the Supreme Court, he confirmed the acquittal in February 1993.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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





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Lugar de Residencia:

Valladolid (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Villaralbo in 1936-08-01




Related Authorities

Partido Socialista Obrero Español  ( Es miembro de )

Associative relations :

Unión General de Trabajadores (España)  ( Es miembro de )


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