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Ángel Víctor Torres
(Ángel Víctor Torres) Torres sobre los convenios de Vivienda y Carreteras para Canarias. AcfiPress Noticias Canarias.jpg
10th President of the Canary Islands
Assumed office
16 July 2019
Preceded byFernando Clavijo
Mayor of Arucas
In office
14 June 2003 – 16 June 2007
Preceded byLuis Hipólito
Succeeded byJosé María Ponce
In office
11 June 2011 – 13 June 2015
Preceded byJuan Francisco Padrón Rodríguez
Succeeded byJuan Jesús Facundo
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
23 July 2007 – 27 September 2011
ConstituencyLas Palmas
Member of the Parliament of the Canary Islands
Assumed office
24 June 2019
ConstituencyParty list
Personal details
Born (1966-03-30) 30 March 1966 (age 53)
Arucas, Las Palmas, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Political partySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
OccupationPolitician, high school teacher

Ángel Víctor Torres Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈanxel ˈbiɣt̪oɾ ˈtores ˈpeɾeθ] : born 30 March 1966) is a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Canary Islands. He is the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of the Canaries (PSC–PSOE).

Biography[edit]

Born on 30 March 1966 in Arucas, in the island of Gran Canaria, he obtained a degree in Hispanic Philology at the University of La Laguna.[1] He became a highschool professor of language and literature in 1991.[2][1]

He entered politics in 1999 when he became a municipal councillor in Arucas elected in the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) list, serving as Mayor of the municipality in two spells (2003–2007 and 2011–2015).[3]

He served from 2009 to 2011 as member of the Congress of Deputies, taking in the vacant seat left by Juan Fernando López Aguilar in 2009,[4] as the later was elected to the European Parliament.

He was elected as the Secretary-General of the PSC–PSOE in July 2017.[2] Following the results of the 2019 Canarian regional election (in which Torres was elected member of the Parliament of the Canary Islands), Torres (representing the PSC–PSOE) reached a deal with the leaders of the New Canaries, Sí Podemos and Gomera Socialist Group (respectively, Román Rodríguez, Noemí Santana and Casimiro Gurbelo) in June 2019 to form a regional government headed by Torres, that would oust the government of Canarian Coalition after a 26-year long rule of the Canary Islands.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ángel Víctor Torres". La Provincia. 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "El 'sanchista' Ángel Víctor Torres, nuevo secretario general del PSOE de Canarias". InfoLibre. 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ Albalá, África (20 June 2019). "Ángel Víctor Torres, un filólogo comprometido con el sanchismo". 20minutos.es.
  4. ^ "Torres Pérez, Ángel Víctor". Congress of Deputies.
  5. ^ "El PSOE logra un acuerdo con la izquierda para gobernar en Canarias". El País. 20 June 2019.