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Carles Puigdemont Age, Political Journey, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Carles Puigdemont

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Bio
Full NameCarles Puigdemont i Casamajó
ProfessionPolitician
Political PartyDemocratic Convergence of Catalonia (1983–2016)
Catalan European Democratic Party (2016–present)
Political Journey• Carles has been actively engaged in politics since his first nomination as a candidate for the CiU (Convergence and Union) party in November 2006, when he was elected as a member of the Parliament of Catalonia in the representation of the Girona region.
• As a member of Parliament, Carles chaired the Culture and Language Commission and was a member of the Foreign and EU Action and Youth Policy commissions.
• In 2007 and 2011, Carles led Girona’s mayoral candidate list for the nationalist federation.
• Carles was the first non-socialist mayor in the country’s democratic era when he became the mayor of Girona in 2011.
• In the local elections held in May 2015, Carles retained the results of 2011, keeping the 10 councilors he previously had and was re-elected as Mayor of Girona.
• From July 2015 until January 2016, Carles was the president of the Association of Municipalities for Independence (AMI).
• On January 12, 2016, Carles was officially sworn in as the 130th President of the Government of Catalonia.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 183 cm
in meters - 1.83 m
in feet inches - 6’
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 75 kg
in Pounds - 165 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 29, 1962
Age (as in 2017)55 Years
Birth PlaceAmer, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
NationalitySpanish
HometownGirona, Spain
SchoolBoarding school at Santa Maria del Collell, Girona
College/UniversityUniversity of Girona
Educational QualificationDegree in Catalan Philology
FamilyFather- Xavier Puigdemon
Mother- Núria Casamajó
Brother- 1 (Older)
Puigdemont (right) as a child, next to his older brother
Sister- Not Known
ReligionChristianity
HobbiesWatching and Playing Football, Listening to music, Learning languages
ControversiesIn 2016, Carles became the first Catalan President refusing to take the oath of loyalty to the Spanish Constitution and the Monarch, Felipe VI.
Favorite Things
Favorite SportsFootball
Favorite Sports TeamsF.C. Girona, F.C. Barcelona
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsN/A
Wife/SpouseMarcela Topor (m. 2000)
Carles Puigdemont with his wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Maria Puigdemont, Magali Puigdemont
Money Factor
Salary/FeesNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Carles Puigdemont

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Carles Puigdemont

  • Does Carles Puigdemont smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Carles Puigdemont drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Carles developed his professional career as a journalist at ‘El Punt,’ where he later became the editor-in-chief and the general director of ‘Catalonia Today,’ a daily newspaper in English which he helped launch.
  • Carles was named after his grandfather, Carles Casamajó, who fled to France at the end of the Spanish Civil War and lived in various refugee camps before disappearing in 1943. Since then the family hasn’t found any trace of him.
  • In his hometown Girona, textiles are the dominant industry. Politics aside, his family is best known locally for its patisserie.
  • Carles is a very close friend of former FC Barcelona President Joan Laporta.Joan Laporta
  • Carles is a supporter of local team Girona FC, who won promotion to La Liga for the first time in the club’s history in the summer of 2017. During the match days, he can sporadically be seen in the club’s executive box.
  • Carles is a polyglot; he can speak Catalan, Spanish, French, Romansh fluently.
  • Carles and his wife Marcela Topor met at a local festival in Girona for the first time.
  • Carles’s current status is a matter of dispute following Catalonia’s unilateral declaration of independence from Spain on October 27, 2017.
  • On October 28, 2017, he was removed from the office by the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.Mariano Rajoy
  • On October 30, 2017, it was found that Puigdemont and some of his officials sacked by the government, had fled to Belgium in a move to escape action from the Spanish judiciary, as the Spanish Attorney General José Manuel Maza announced a criminal complaint against them for rebellion, sedition, and embezzlement.Jose Manuel Maza
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