Fernando Fernández Martín


Fernando Fernández Martín

Fernando Fernández Martín (born on 29 May 1943 in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Tenerife)is a Spanish politician who was the president of the Canary Islands between 1987 and 1989. He is now a Member of the European Parliament with the People's Party,part of the European People's Party, and sits onthe European Parliament's Committee on Development.

He is a substitute member of the Committee on Regional Development, a vice-chair of theDelegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and asubstitute member for theDelegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Education

* 1965: Graduate in medicine and surgery (Navarre)
* 1966: diploma in Neurology (Barcelona)
* 1967: Paris
* 1968: specialist in clinical neurophysiology and neurology (Navarre)
* 1975: doctor of medicine

Career

* 1965-1968: Assistant lecturer in neurology (Navarre)
* 1969-1979: Senior lecturer in medical pathology (La Laguna)
* 1984: Deputy professor in neurology (La Laguna)
* 1971-1999: Head of the Neurology Department at the University Hospital of the Canary Islands
* 1994-1999: Member of the PP Regional Executive Committee (Canary Islands, 1991-2004) and of the PP National Executive Committee
* 1983-1994: Member of the Canary Islands Regional Parliament
* 1983-1989: Regional President of the Social Democratic Centre party (CDS) in the Canary Islands
* 1991-1994: Chairman of the PP parliamentary group
* 1987-1990: President of the Autonomous Government of the Canary Islands
* since 1994: Member of the European Parliament
* 1999-2001: Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Development
* 1994-2004: Member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
* 2001-2004: Vice-Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and Mercosur
* 2004: Chairman of the ad hoc delegations for Venezuela (2003) and for Bolivia
* Member of election observation missions for various electoral processes in Africa and Latin America

Decorations

* Chain of the Order of the Canary Islands
* Medal of the Spanish Senate and other national and foreign decorations

"See also:" European Parliament election, 2004 (Spain)

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