Manuel Fraga

Spanish politician (1922–2012) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Manuel Fraga Iribarne?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


Manuel Fraga Iribarne (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈnwel ˈfɾaɣajɾiˈβaɾne]; 23 November 1922 – 15 January 2012) was a Spanish professor and politician in Francoist Spain, who was also the founder of the People's Party. Fraga was Minister of Information and Tourism between 1962 and 1969, Ambassador to the United Kingdom between 1973 and 1975, Minister of the Interior in 1975, Second Deputy Prime Minister between 1975 and 1976, President of the People's Alliance/People's Party between 1979 and 1990 and President of the Regional Government of Galicia between 1990 and 2005. He was also a Member of the Congress of Deputies and a Senator.

Quick facts: The Most ExcellentManuel Fraga Iribarne, 4th ...
Manuel Fraga Iribarne
4th President of the Regional Government of Galicia
In office
5 February 1990  2 August 2005
MonarchJuan Carlos I
Preceded byFernando González Laxe
Succeeded byEmilio Pérez Touriño
Minister of the Interior
In office
15 December 1975  5 July 1976
MonarchJuan Carlos I
Preceded byJose Garcia Hernandez
Succeeded byRodolfo Martín Villa
Minister of Information and Tourism
In office
10 July 1962  29 October 1969
LeaderFrancisco Franco
Preceded byGabriel Arias-Salgado
Succeeded byAlfredo Sánchez Bella
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
15 June 1977  3 July 1987
Member of the Senate
In office
7 February 2006  27 September 2011
Member of the Parliament of Galicia
In office
17 December 1989  7 February 2006
Personal details
Born(1922-11-23)23 November 1922
Vilalba, Galicia, Spain
Died15 January 2012(2012-01-15) (aged 89)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyPeople's Party (1989–2012)
People's Alliance (1977–1989)
FET y de las JONS (1962–1977)
Other political
People's Alliance
Democratic Reform
Carmen Estévez Eguiagaray
(m. 1948; d. 1996)
Children5, including Carmen
Residence(s)Madrid, Spain
Alma materUniversity of Santiago de Compostela

Fraga's career as one of the key political figures in Spain straddles both General Francisco Franco's regime and the subsequent transition to representative democracy. He served as the President of the Regional Government of Galicia from 1990 to 2005 and as a Senator until November 2011.[1] Fraga is also one of the Fathers of the Constitution.