|Pablo Iglesias Turrión
|Secretary General of "Podemos|
15 November 2014
|Preceded by||Position established|
|"Member of the Congress of Deputies|
13 January 2016
|"Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 2014 – 27 October 2015
17 October 1978 |
|Political party||"Podemos (2014–present)|
|"Unidos Podemos (2016–present)
"Communist Youth Union of Spain (1992-1999)
|"Alma mater||"Complutense University
"Charles III University
"European Graduate School
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Pablo Manuel Iglesias Turrión, known as either Pablo Iglesias or Pablo Iglesias Turrión (Spanish pronunciation: "[ˈpaβlo iˈɣlesjas tuˈrjon]; born 17 October 1978) is a Spanish politician who has been the Secretary-General of "Podemos since 2014.
Before then, he was a lecturer in political science at the "Complutense University of Madrid. He was elected to the "European Parliament in the "2014 elections as the leading candidate of the newly formed party "Podemos, along with four other members of his party. He hosts the internet programs "La Tuerka and Fort Apache, and frequently appears in Spanish political TV shows.
Iglesias was born in Madrid, where he studied with honours at "Complutense University. He received his degree in law (2001), including an "Erasmus term at the "University of Bologna, before turning to political science and administration, receiving his licentiate (2004), "teaching certificate (2004), "DEA (2005) and "PhD (2008). His doctoral dissertation was on political conflict and peace processes, titled "Post-National Collective Action", under Heriberto Cairo Carou. Iglesias has also obtained a "Master of Humanities (2010, honours) from "Charles III University with a thesis regarding a political analysis of cinema, and a "Master of Arts in Communication (2011, distinction) from the "European Graduate School in Switzerland, where he studied political theory, cinema and "psychoanalysis.
He was the acting head teacher of political science in the "Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he was named honorary professor in September 2014. He defended in 2008 his dissertation, which was supervised by Heriberto Cairo Carou, and whose subject was collective political action in post-millennial political history. Since 2002, he has published more than 30 articles in academic journals.
Iglesias presents the political debate TV shows Fort Apache for the "Iranian government's "Hispan TV and "La Tuerka while he is also the director of programming at the production company Con Mano Izquierda (With the Left Hand). He has also written articles in publications such as "Público, Kaosenlared, Diagonal and "Rebelion.org.
In November 2012, he appeared as a commentator in an episode of the news show La Sexta Columna titled Rajoy año I: La realidad era esto, which analysed the first year of "Mariano Rajoy's government. In May 2013, Iglesias was invited to the political talk show El Gato al Agua, broadcast by Intereconomía, to talk about the political demonstration Rodea el Congreso. After this participation, he started to receive requests from other media and became a frequent guest to political talk shows like El Gato al Agua, El cascabel al gato (13 TV), La Sexta Noche ("La Sexta), Las Mañanas de Cuatro ("Cuatro) and La Noche en 24 Horas ("24 Horas).
In October 2013, he was given the "Enfocados" prize by the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication of the "Universidad Carlos III of Madrid for his contribution to social change, which he shared with "Ignacio Escolar and Jordi Évole in the individual category.
Since the early-2000s, Iglesias has been involved with the "Center for Political and Social Studies Foundation (CEPS) and is currently on the executive board of the organisation. During the 2000s, Iglesias was involved in Latin American politics for the CEPS Foundation and monitored elections in Paraguay and Bolivia while acting as a strategic analysis advisor for the "government of Venezuela and as a consultant for the "government of Bolivia. Iglesias has stated that he admires the policies of "Hugo Chávez.
In January 2014, he presented, along with other people and groups, the "Podemos movement, as a participant political force in the 2014 European elections. He was elected to the head of the party list in open primary elections.
He was then elected as a Member of the European Parliament.
On 25 June 2014, "GUE/NGL, the European Parliament group Podemos joined, elected him as the candidate for the "presidency of the "European Parliament. As an MEP, Iglesias was a member of the "Committee on Foreign Affairs, the "Subcommittee on Human Rights and vice-chair of the Delegation for relations with "Mercosur. He was also a substitute for the "Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the "Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
In August 2015, Iglesias endorsed "Jeremy Corbyn's "campaign in the "Labour Party leadership election. "We salute and support him," he told reporters. "The fact that at this moment Jeremy Corbyn is the favourite to win... and make a 180-degree turn from the direction set out by "Tony Blair shows how much things are changing across Europe." Iglesias added: "A different "Labour Party that returns to its origins as a representative of the popular classes is, I believe, very important."
Iglesias was named after the 19th century "father" of Spanish socialism and founder of the Spanish Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE), "Pablo Iglesias Posse. He is the son of Luisa Turrión, a lawyer for the trade union "CCOO, and Javier Iglesias, a labor inspector and retired history professor, and, according to Iglesias, former member of the "Frente Revolucionario Antifascista y Patriota. Pablo's grandfather Manuel Iglesias was sentenced to death in "Francoist Spain, but the sentence was not carried out because the accusations against him were proved to be false. His maternal great-grandfather was one of the founders of the General Union of Workers (UGT), one of the largest workers unions in Spain.
Iglesias is strongly critical of the Spanish military and militaries in general. He is not religious, but says he finds himself in agreement with many of "Pope Francis's views. He is fluent in "English and "Italian in addition to his native Spanish, and is studying "French.
El rector explica que Iglesias ya no pertenece a la UCM desde el pasado 1 de julio, cuando perdió su condición de profesor titular interino
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|New office||Secretary General of "Podemos