Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo

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The Most Excellent
Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
The Marquis of the Ría of Ribadeo
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Prime Minister of Spain
In office
25 February 1981 – 1 December 1982
Monarch Juan Carlos I
Deputy Rodolfo Martín Villa
Juan Antonio García Díez
Preceded by Adolfo Suárez
Succeeded by Felipe González
Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
9 September 1980 – 25 February 1981
Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez
Preceded by Fernando Abril Martorell
Succeeded by Juan Antonio García Díez
Minister of Public Works
In office
4 July 1976 – April 1977
Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez
Preceded by Antonio Valdés González-Roldán
Succeeded by Carlos Pérez de Bricio Olarriaga (acting)
Minister of Commerce
In office
13 December 1975 – 6 July 1976
Prime Minister Carlos Arias Navarro
Preceded by José Luis Cerón Ayuso
Succeeded by José Lladó Fernández-Urrutia
Member of the Congress of Deputies for Madrid
In office
28 July 1983 – 23 April 1986
In office
15 June 1977 – 31 August 1982
Member of the European Parliament for Spain
In office
1 January 1986 – 10 June 1987
Personal details
Born Leopoldo Ramón Pedro Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo
14 April 1926(1926-04-14)
Madrid, Spain
Died 3 May 2008(2008-05-03) (aged 82)
Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Resting place Ribadeo Cemetery, Galicia, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Political party UCD
Spouse(s) María del Pilar Ibáñez-Martín Mellado
Children Leopoldo (b. 1957)
Juan (b. 1958)
María del Pilar (b. 1959)
Pedro (b. 1960)
Víctor María (b. 1961)
José María (b. 1964)
Andrés (b. 1965)
Pablo (b. 1965)
Religion Roman Catholicism

Leopoldo Ramón Pedro Calvo-Sotelo y Bustelo, 1st Marquis of the Ría of Ribadeo, Grandee of Spain (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo ˈkalβosoˈtelo i βusˈtelo]; 14 April 1926 – 3 May 2008) was a Spanish politician. He was the prime minister during the end of Francisco Franco's dictatorship in Spain.

He died of cardiac arrest at his home in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, aged 82.[1]

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