Joan Puigcercós i Boixassa


Joan Puigcercós i Boixassa

Infobox_President


name=Joan Puigcercós i Boixassa
order= 16th Minister of Governance and Public Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya
term_start=November 29, 2006
term_end=March 10, 2008
president=José Montilla Aguilera
vicepresident= Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
predecessor= Xavier Sabaté i Ibarz
successor= Jordi Ausàs i Coll
order2= 9th President of ERC
term_start2= June 7, 2008
term_end2=
president2=
predecessor2= Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
order3= 10th General Secretary of ERC
term_start3= July 4, 2004
term_end3= June 7, 2008
president3= Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
predecessor3= Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
successor3= Joan Ridao i Martín
birth_date=birth date and age|1966|12|02
birth_place= Ripoll, Girona
party=Republican Left of Catalonia
spouse=
children =
occupation=Politician
alma_mater=
religion=

Joan Puigcercós (born 2 December 1966 in Ripoll, Ripollès) is a Catalan politician who serves as president of the Republican Left of Catalonia. He studied Philosophy and Political Science at the UAB, but did not complete the last year of any of them.

Civical background

He was member of the "Sports and Wealth Club" in Ripoll, were he acted as president of youth area between 1986 and 1988.

Political background

Joan Puigcercós was affiliated with "Independentistes dels Països Catalans" (Independentists of the Catalan Countries) between 1983 and 1985, and with "Crida a la Solidaritat" (Call to Solidarity) between 1985 and 1987. He was member of the "Assemblea d’Estudiants Independentistes d’Universitat" (Assembly of Independentist University Students) (1984-1989).

Puigcercós joined Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) in 1987, joining the National Executive. He also was secretary-general of the JERC between 1987 and 1994, and president of the regional division of ERC in Girona (1993-1996). From 1996 to 2001, he served as vice secretary-general of ERC. In the 24th National Congress, held in Lleida the 3 and 4 July of 2004, he was elected secretary-general of ERC. On June 7, 2008, we was elected president of the party, succeeding Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira. He was succeeded as secretary general by Joan Ridao i Martín.

Joan Puigcercós is member of the "Josep Irla Fundation Patronate".

Institutional background

Councillor in Ripoll Town Council (1987-1991).Deputy of the Catalan Parliament (1992-2000).He represented Barcelona in the Spanish Congress from 2000 until 2004. Since 2004, he has been the spokesperson of his parliamentary group and president of the environmental commission.


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