Why was Pablo Iglesias grandfather sentenced to death?
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 Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT), one of the largest workers unions in Spain.
When was Pablo Iglesias elected to 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.
Where did Pablo Iglesias get his name from?
Iglesias was named Pablo after Pablo Iglesias, a labour movement leader who founded the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE) in 1879. Moving to Soria with his family at the age of two, Iglesias was raised in the latter provincial capital until he was 13 years old, studying in CP Numancia, Infantes de Lara and Las Pedrizas.
What was the name of Pablo Iglesias coalition?
The coalition was named Unidos Podemos and Iglesias ran 1st in the Madrid list. The seats of Unidos Podemos, plus those of En Comú Podem, En Marea and Compromís amounted to 71, and the Unidos Podemos-En Comú Podem-En Marea Confederal Parliamentary Group stood as third political force in the Lower House.
When did Pablo Iglesias join up with IU?
On 9 May 2016 Pablo Iglesias and Alberto Garzón (Coordinator-General of IU), announced and agreement vying for an electoral alliance between Podemos and IU vis-à-vis the upcoming general election; this agreement came to be known as the pacto de los botellines. The coalition was named Unidos Podemos and Iglesias ran 1st in the Madrid list.
Who are some famous people that Pablo Iglesias has interviewed?
Broadcast until 2020, through the years Iglesias interviewed more than 150 individuals, including the likes of Thomas Piketty, Toni Negri, Manuel Castells, Baltasar Garzón, Dilma Rousseff, Owen Jones, Ahed Tamimi, Guilherme Boulos, Nancy Fraser or José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero .