Manuel Antonio Hermoso Rojas

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Manuel Antonio Hermoso Rojas (born June 24, 1935 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna , Spain ) is a Spanish regional politician of the Autonomous Community of Canary Islands .


Manuel Hermoso went to Madrid and Vigo early on , where he studied. In 1969 he returned to the Canary Islands and took over a furniture company that his late father founded. In 1970 Manuel Hermoso became a member of the INI, the Instituto Nacional de Industria de España . With the announcement of the first municipal elections, he decides to run for the mayor's office of Santa Cruz de Tenerife alongside other entrepreneurs after the death of Francisco Franco . From 1977 to 1991 he was mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and head of the Union of the Democratic Center, Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD) . From 1985 this association became the Agrupaciones Independientes de Canarias (AIC) , which among other things became part of the new regional party Coalición Canaria (CC) in 1993 . Hermoso was President of the Canary Islands for two legislative terms, from 1993 to 1999.