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Joaquín Chapaprieta

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Joaquín Chapaprieta
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Prime Minister of Spain
In office
25 September 1935 – 14 December 1935
Preceded by Alejandro Lerroux
Succeeded by Manuel Portela
Minister of the Treasury
In office
6 May 1935 – 30 December 1935
Preceded by Alfredo de Zavala y Lafora
Succeeded by Manuel Rico Avelló
Personal details
Nationality Spanish

Joaquín Chapaprieta y Torregrosa (Torrevieja, 26 October 1871 – Madrid, 1951) was a Spanish political figure during the Second Spanish Republic.

A member of the Liberal Party, he served as Member of the Parliament (1901) and Member of the Senate, representing the La Coruña and Valladolid provinces. He served as Minister of Labour from 7 December 1922 to 3 September 1923.

From 6 May 1935 he served as Minister of the Treasury, a position he continued to hold after 23 September when he was appointed President of the Government, serving as an independent with support from the Spanish Confederation of the Autonomous Right (CEDA) and the Peasant's Party. His government collapsed after the CEDA vetoed a proposed increase in death duties from 1% to 3.5%.[1] After stepping down on 14 December, he continued to serve as Minister of the Treasury until 30 December, when he resigned.

On the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, he retired from politics.

References

  1. ^ Beevor (2001), The Spanish Civil War, p. 52