Oriol Junqueras is one of the famous Politician, who was born on the memorable day of April 11 in the year 1969. Oriol Junqueras is a proud citizen of Spain.
Spanish politician who was appointedVice President of Catalonia and Minister of Economy and Finance in 2016. The following year, he was imprisoned on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Oriol Junqueras continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Oriol Junqueras
Autonomous University of Barcelona; University of Barcelona
He worked at his family’s almond and olive orchards growing up. He later graduated from theAutonomous University of Barcelona.
He has been a scriptwriter for a variety of radio and television productions, includingConviure Amb el Risc andLa Guerra Silenciada.
He married teacherNeus Bramona in 2013. He has children namedLluc and Joana. He served under President Carles Puigdemontduring his time as the Vice President of Catalonia.
Oriol Junqueras Timeline
After school he joined the University of Barcelona, where he was an activist in the student union, to study economics but before completing the course, transferred to the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), graduating with a bachelor's degree in modern and contemporary history in 1996.
He has co-authored several books including Els Catalans i Cuba (1998), La Batalla de l'Ebre (1999) and La Presó Model de Barcelona (2000).
In 2002, Junqueras graduated with a doctorate in History of Economic Thought from UAB, where he later lectured in "Premodern History of East Asia" and "Bases of the Modern World" at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History.
Junqueras contested the 2003 local elections as a Republican Left of Catalonia-Acord Municipal (ERC-AM) electoral alliance candidate in Sant Vicenç dels Horts but failed to get elected.
He has been an advisor and scriptwriter to a variety of Catalan radio and television programmes on politics and history, including Conviure Amb el Risc, El Favorit (TV3, 2005), En Guàrdia and El Nas de Cleòpatra (Catalunya Ràdio), Els Maquis, La Guerra Silenciada and Minoría Absoluta and El Món (RAC 1).
He contested the 2007 local elections as an ERC-AM candidate in Sant Vicenç dels Horts and was elected but the ERC-AM remained in opposition.
He was elected to the European Parliament in 2009, a seat he held until January 2012.
As a supporter of Catalan independence, Junqueras joined Republican Left of Catalonia in 2010.
Three years before, he had been elected to the Municipality Council of Sant Vicenç dels Horts for the same party, and in 2011 he became mayor.
In 2012 he was elected as a member of the Parliament of Catalonia for the Province of Barcelona.
Despite the agreement, and protests form the Socialists and Greens, Junqueras was appointed Leader of the Opposition in the Catalan Parliament in January 2013.
As part of the agreement an independence referendum would be held in 2014.
He was re-elected at the 2015 local elections.
A former mayor of the municipality of Sant Vicenç dels Horts in Catalonia, Junqueras served as Vice President of Catalonia from January 2016 to October 2017 when he was removed from office following the Catalan declaration of independence and entered prison until June 2021, for his role in organizing the 2017 Catalan independence referendum.
On 1 October 2017, an independence referendum was held in Catalonia despite the Constitutional Court ruling that it breached the Spanish constitution.
Junqueras was suspended as an MP by a Supreme Court judge on 10 July 2018.
On 14 October 2019, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison and a 13-year ban from holding public office for the crimes of sedition and misappropriation of public funds.
He was freed in June 2021 following a Spanish government pardon after he had served 3 and a half years.