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Àngels Chacón

A pioneer to disprove the polls

Francesc Xavier Mena, Felip Puig, Santi Vila or Josep Rull are some of the faces that appear in the corridor that leads to the noble area of ​​the Ministry of Business. Among them there is only one woman: Àngels Chacón (Igualada, 1968). The candidate of the Partit Demòcrata in the 14-F elections was the first and last to hold this responsibility in the Generalitat, after the president, Quim Torra, decided to dismiss her to place Ramon Tremosa in her place. This girl - as some of the entrepreneurs she had had to deal with contemptuously referred to her - got to the department after several years in the engine room: she had been around as CEO for a long time and had experience in administration as councillor for economic revitalization in Igualada. However, holding a degree in law, the Ministry of Business was not the first time that Chacón found herself in a traditionally male world: during her time in the private sector, as the person in charge of foreign trade for a paper company of Igualada, she came and went from the Middle East, often alone, and found herself in forums where there were only male interlocutors. This travelling life was placed aside when she became a mother: she returned to her town and started to work in a shoe store. Chacón is neither old nor new in politics, as her fellow party members like to remind her. Her image is recent enough so that she is not associated with the old guard of CiU, but at the same time she tries to bring forth the more managerial profile of Convergència. The people "of always" (“de toda la vida”), as one of the PDECat campaign spots states. Her environment also likes to explain that, as a councillor, she never took off the yellow ribbon and that she has had to defend the Catalan independence bid before much more reticent audiences than Quim Torra had to face during the presidency. Those who have known her closely define her as a demanding and hard-working person, a quality that some believe that, sometimes, becomes a defect: she finds it difficult to delegate and wants to control everything. Perhaps that is why it was difficult for her to create a team at the beginning of her time at the Ministry of Business. Or maybe it was because it wasn't until the end that she was able to situate her people. Now, as a candidate, things aren’t easy either: she is not well-known among the electorate and she presents herself with a brand, the PDECat, which at the moment does not appear in the polls.

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She was an MP from 2006 to 2015 for CiU, and vice president of the Government and Minister for Home Affairs and Institutional Relations during the presidency of Artur Mas (2010-2015). She is also a former CiU councillor in Barcelona and a former leader of Unió.

Mayor of Igualada since 2011. From 2018 2019 he was president of the Barcelona Provincial Council.

MP for the PDECat within the JxCat parliamentary group. He has a degree in philosophy and a doctorate in educational sciences.

Philologist. She was an MP between 2010 and 2014.

Mayor of Vilafranca del Penedès since 2003 and MP from 2010 to 2015.

Former mayor of Barberà del Vallès.

President of the PDECat in Bages. Former director of Territorial Services of the Presidency in Central Catalonia.

Political Scientist.

General Director of Tourism of the Generalitat and mayor of the Gironella City Council.