October 27, 2020

The former Socialist Foreign Minister Fernando Morn dies – La Provincia


The one who was Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1982 and 1985, Fernando Morán López, He has died in Madrid at 93 years old, as announced by the digital newspaper The Diplomat in Spain and has been able to confirm Europa Press.

Born in Avilés (Asturias), Morán assumed the Foreign portfolio during the Felipe González’s first stage in charge of the Executive after having been senator of the PSOE by Oviedo and, later, deputy by Jaén.

During its foreign stage, as the Ministry itself emphasizes on its website, the reopening of the Gibraltar gate was undertaken, the result of the Brussels Declaration, and the agreement for the integration of Spain into the EEC, closed on March 29 of 1985.

After his resignation as a minister on July 4, 1985, he was appointed ambassador to the United Nations, since he left to attend the first elections to the European Parliament in 1987. Re-elected MEP in 1989 and 1994On March 23, 1999 he said goodbye to the Strasbourg Parliament to devote himself completely to his candidacy for mayor of Madrid.

In the 1999 elections, Morán lost to the ‘popular’ José María Álvarez del Manzano, which achieved a third term. After the defeat, the leader left in July 2000 his position as councilman and socialist spokesman in the City Hall, putting an end to his political career.

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