Jorge Buxadé

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Jorge Buxadé
Co-chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists
Head of the Vox Delegation to the European Parliament
Assumed office
11 December 2019
Serving alongsideRyszard Legutko
Member of European Parliament
for Spain
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1975-06-16) 16 June 1975 (age 48)
Barcelona, Spain
Political partyVox (2014–present)
Other political
affiliations
Falange Española de las JONS (1995)
Falange Auténtica (1996)
PP (2004–2014)
Alma materAbat Oliba CEU University
AwardsOrder of Saint Raymond of Peñafort
Hungarian Order of Merit
Websitewww.jorgebuxade.es

Jorge Buxadé Villalba (pronounced [ˈxoɾxe βuɣsaˈðe]; born 16 June 1975) is a Spanish lawyer and far-right politician who was elected as a member of the European Parliament in the 2019 European Parliament election in Spain,[3] and has been spokesperson for Vox since February 2020.[4] He is a member of the far-right Vox and previously worked for the centre-right People's Party between 2004 and 2014. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1995 Catalan regional election as a member of the far-right Falange Española de las JONS, and he was number 8 in the Falange Auténtica list for Barcelona for the 1996 Spanish general election.[5]

Biography[edit]

Born in Barcelona on 16 June 1975,[6] Buxadé is graduated with a law degree from Abat Oliba CEU University.[7][6]He is the president of the Foro Catalán de la Familia, a conservative organization.[5] He regularly writes for his own blog Lo antiguo es lo nuevo. He is opposed to Catalan independence and is a member and cofounder of anti-secessionist organizations like Societat Civil Catalana and Fundación Joan Boscà.[8][9]

Jorge Buxadé Villalba is a self-confessed admirer of José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of the Spanish Falange. In September 2012, he described José Antonio and Ernesto Giménez Caballero, one of the ideologues of fascism in Spain, as "two superior souls". In the same article, published on his blog, he condemns the 1978 Constitution, adopted after the end of the Franco regime.[10] He has also been directly linked with the far-right blog Dolça Catalunya, that contains anti-Catalanist, ultra-Catholic and discriminatory, mockery articles.[9][11]

Buxadé is a member of the Madrid Forum, an international alliance organized by Vox that comprises right-wing and far-right individuals.[12]

He was awarded the Order of Saint Raymond of Peñafort, first class.[6] In November 2023, he was awarded with the Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Lista de los 54 eurodiputados elegidos este domingo en España". La Vanguardia. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  4. ^ Buxadé gana peso en Vox y será el portavoz en la nueva estrategia de comunicación Published by ABC on 22 February 2020 and retrieved the same day (in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b González, Miguel (10 May 2019). "Jorge Buxadé Villalba: un falangista en el Parlamento Europeo". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Jorge Buxadé Villalba – Curriculum vitae". www.europarl.europa.eu. European Parliament. Retrieved 9 February 2024.
  7. ^ "Top 21 de 30". www.merca2.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 February 2024.
  8. ^ Mateos, Roger (9 September 2014). "Un excandidat falangista fa equip amb Societat Civil Catalana". Ara.cat (in Catalan). Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  9. ^ a b Borràs i Abelló 2015, p. 80-81.
  10. ^ González, Miguel (10 May 2019). "Jorge Buxadé Villalba: Un falangista en el Parlamento Europeo". El País. Archived from the original on 10 May 2019.
  11. ^ Salvador, Xavier (8 September 2019). "Los nombres clave de 'Dolça Catalunya'" (in Spanish). Crónica Global. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  12. ^ "Carta de Madrid". Fundación Disenso (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 December 2021.

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