Dositeo Rodríguez

Dositeo Rodríguez Rodríguez (17 September 1935 27 March 2020), was a Spanish lawyer and People’s Party of Galicia politician.

Spanish politician (1935 – 2020)

In this Galician name, the first surname is Rodríguez and the second is Rodríguez.
Dositeo Rodríguez
Minister of Presidency, Civil Service and Justice of Galicia
In office
1990–1999
Preceded by Pablo González Mariñas [es]
Succeeded by Jaime Pita Varela [es]
Member of the Parliament of Galicia
In office
1993–1999
Personal details
Born 17 September 1935
Ribas de Sil, Spain
Died 27 March 2020(2020-03-27) (aged 84)
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Political party People’s Party of Galicia (PPdeG)
Occupation Lawyer and politician

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Dositeo Rodríguez was born in San Clodio, Ribas de Sil, province of Lugo on 17 September 1935, where his father was a railwayman and head of a train station. His family moved to Lugo and opened the restaurant “La Barra”. He got a degree in Laws, was a professor of commerce and comptroller of the State Administration. In 1979 he became manager of the University of Santiago de Compostela, so he moved with his children and wife to Santiago de Compostela.[1]

He joined the Union of the Democratic Centre, but after the decomposition of this party in 1983 Rodríguez joined People’s Alliance and later to its successor party, People’s Party (PP).[1] Amid the 1989 Galician regional election, Manuel Fraga, PP’s founder and candidate to the presidency of Galicia made him manage the electoral campaign.[2] With the victory of the conservative party, Fraga nominated him as Minister of Presidency, Civil Service and Justice of Galicia, office he asumed on 2 February 1990[3] and held until 1999 to be a candidate for the municipal elections.[4]

In the 1993 regional elections he won a seat in the Galician parliament[5] and was re-elected in the 1997 ones, until 1999 when he left the office.[6]

He entered municipal politics as a candidate in the 1999 municipal elections for mayor of Santiago de Compostela. He won with 11 councilors, but the PSOE candidate and incumbent mayor Xosé Sánchez Bugallo [es] kept the post thanks to a pact with BNG. Even so he exercised a constructive and collaborative opposition.[1][7] Rodríguez tried again to snatch the mayoralty from the socialists in the 2003 municipal elections, but he did not succeed either.[8] On 22 May 2006 he stepped down as spokesman of the PP municipal group and left his position as councilman once his successor as candidate for the next municipal elections was known.[9]

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