|Ernest Benach i Pasqual|
|12th President of Catalan Parliament|
17 December 2003 – 16 December 2010
|Preceded by||Joan Rigol|
|Succeeded by||Núria de Gispert|
12 November 1959|
Reus (Baix Camp)
Pol Benach (boy)|
Ona Benach (girl)
Mar Benach (girl)
Ernest Benach i Pasqual (Catalan pronunciation: [ərˈnest bəˈnak]) (born Reus (Baix Camp), 12 November 1959) was the President of the Catalan Parliament from 2003 to 2010. He is a member of the Catalan independentist party Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC).
Education and professional background
Benach worked for the Catalan Generalitat as a sweeper after he left university. He has also co-written República catalana (Catalan Republic) and Educar en política (Teaching in politics).
Head of the La Mulassa, a Boy Scout association of Reus (1981–1986) and president (1991–1994) and cap de colla (head of group) of the Colla castellera Xiquets de Reus (an association of castellers), he is also a member of the Pedagogy section of the Reading Center of Reus.
He has been a deputy in the Catalan Parliament since 1992, where he served as second secretary of the board (1999–2003) and president. He was also president of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies from October 2004 to October 2005.
He was also a member of the city council of Reus, the city where he was born, from 1987 to 2001, where he held several positions.
- "El Bloc Gran Del Sobiranisme » Ernest Benach". blocgran.cat (in Catalan). Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- "Organismes. Generalitat de Catalunya". www10.gencat.cat (in Catalan). Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- Cañizares, María Jesús (23 October 2008). "Benach usa un coche valorado en 110.000 euros y gasta otros 20.000 en "tunearlo"". abc.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- Staff (2012). "Datos personales de Ernest Benach, toda su historia y su biografia". abc.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 May 2012.
|President of the Parliament of Catalonia
2003 – 2010
| Succeeded by|
Núria de Gispert
|Politics of Catalonia|
|Parliament of Catalonia series|