Alfonso Soriano
Person - Soriano Benítez de Lugo, Alfonso (1936-)

Soriano Benítez de Lugo, Alfonso (1936-)




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Soriano Benítez de Lugo, Alfonso (1936-)

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San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España)  1936-10-02 - existente actualmente


Spanish jurist and politician.

Soriano graduated in Law from the University of Madrid, after studying at the University of La Laguna. Later on, he passed the public exams and worked at the technical body of the Civil Administration of the State in the 60's.

During Franco's dictatorship, he performed several responsible posts such as General Under-Director in the personal area of two ministries (Education and Housing), and of the presidency of the Government.

During the Transition, Soriano joined UCD, being a deputy for Tenerife in the Constituent Legislature, and a senator in the I Legislature. During this post, he played a significant role in the Assembly of Parliamentarians which dealt with the implementation of the Canary pre-autonomous process and the drafting of the Statute, since Soriano was the first president of the body of the Government of Canarias (1978-1979). Later on, he joined the Popular Party, from which he was a deputy in the IV, V, VI and VII legislatures, and president of PP of Tenerife (1989-1990).

Between 2004 and 2011, Soriano was a councilor at the Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which awarded him with Honors in 2012. Soriano was also the founder and president of the Liberal Opinions Club of Tenerife, and the first president of the Teide National Park.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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



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Legislators in  Madrid (España)

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Legislators in  Madrid (España)




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Councillors in  Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, España) between 2004 and 2011





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.

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