Juan Hormaechea, former president of Cantabria and former mayor of Santander, dies



Juan Hormaechea, former president of Cantabria and former mayor of Santander, died this Tuesday at the age of 81. Hormaechea was alderman of the capital for 10 years, between 1977 and 1987, and led the regional executive on two occasions, almost during two legislatures, between 1987-1990 and between 1991-1995.

In addition, he was the first leader of an autonomous community convicted of corruption, which is why he had to resign from his post. In 1994, the Superior Court of Justice imposed a sentence of six years and one day in prison and seven years of disqualification for a crime of embezzlement and another seven years of disqualification for prevarication.

As elDiario.es has learned, Hormaechea died at dawn this Tuesday at the Valdecilla Hospital in Santander after several days in hospital, although the cause has not been COVID-19. He was born in the Cantabrian capital on June 5, 1939 and graduated in law from the University of Oviedo.

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