Rafael Arias-Salgado in 1980.
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Rafael Arias-Salgado (26 January 1942,
Madrid) is a
The son of
Gabriel Arias-Salgado, a minister under
Franco and brother of Fernando Arias-Salgado : a former head of the Spanish TV company and a diplomat.
He qualified as a lawyer, was a deputy for the
Toledo from 1977–1982, serving as Minister of relationships within the Cortes (1979–1980), Minister to the President of the Cortes (1980–1981) and minister of territorial administration (1981–1982).
After the disbandment of the UCD he dedicated himself to private business. He was president of the security company
Prosegur (1983–1985). In 1987 he joined the UCD splinter party the
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) and represented that party as deputy for
Madrid (1990–1992). In 1993 he joined the
Partido Popular, serving as Minister of Public Works (1996–2000).
Currently he is President of the
Carrefour group in Spain.