Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca

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Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca
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First Vice-President of
the European Parliament
In office
30 July 2004 – 16 January 2007
PresidentJosep Borrell
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byRodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou

Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca (born 20 May 1945 in Barcelona) is a Spanish politician and radiation physicist who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014, and served as First Vice President of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2007.

He was elected on the People's Party ticket and sat with the European People's Party group. In 2014 he announced that he was leaving the People's Party for Vox. He was the front-runner for Vox in the 2014 European Election, but the party failed to win a seat. In addition to serving in the European parliament, he has occupied several elected positions in Spain: he was a member of the Barcelona City Council (1987–1991), member of the Parliament of Catalonia (1988–1996) and Senator in the Spanish Senate (1996–1999).

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