Paco Vázquez
Person - Vázquez, Francisco (1946-)

Vázquez, Francisco (1946-)




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Vázquez, Francisco (1946-)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

A Coruña (España)  1946-04-09 - existente actualmente


Spanish lawyer, labor inspector and politician. Vázquez joined the clandestine PSOE and UGT in 1975, being elected the first general-secretary of PSOE in Galicia in 1977. He was a deputy of PSOE for A Coruña in the Constituent Legislature and the I-VI Legislatures. He also was a deputy at the Galician Parliament (1981-1982) and a senator in the VIII Legislature (2000-2006). His involvement in the drafting of the Spanish Constitution and the Galician Statute of Autonomy in 1981 can be highlighted. Simultaneously, he was working as the president of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (1991-1995), and as Mayor of A Coruña (1983-2006). Later on, he was appointed the Ambassador of Spain before the Holy See (2006-2011). Finally, he left PSOE in 2014.

Vázquez was awarded with: Knight and Grand Cross of the Order of Pío IX, Order of the British Empire, Knigh and Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, Grand Cross of the Order of Malta, Knight and Grand Cross of the Holy Military Constantine Order of Saint Jorge, Grand Cross Fidélitas, Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merits, Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X the Wise, Grand Cross of Military Merits, Grand Cross of the Naval Merit, Grand Cross of the Order of Constitutional Merit, Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the prince Danilo I (Montenegro), Medal of Gold of La Coruña, Grand Master of Honor of the Order of Knights of María Pita, the Fernández Latorre Prize and Honorary Citizen of A Coruña.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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





(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators in  Madrid (España) in 1977-07-02

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(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Ambassadors in  Rome between 2006 and 2011



Madrid (España) in 1977

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A Coruña (España) in 1946-04-09


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.

VV.AA. (2005). Francisco Vázquez Vázquez: Entrevista al Presidente de la Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias. En: Cuenta con IGAE. Intervención General de la Administración del Estado. 1578-0317.

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


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