Eugenio Nasarre secretary general for education in Aznar39s first government

Eugenio Nasarre, secretary general for education in Aznar's first government, dies at the age of 77

The intellectual Eugenio Nasarre died this Saturday at the age of 77, as reported by the digital newspaper El Debate, for which he was a columnist. Nasarre held the position of Director General of RTVE in 1982, served as Secretary General of Education in the first government of José María Aznar from 1996 to 1999 and was a PP deputy in Congress from 2000 to 2016.

Nasarre was born in Madrid on March 2, 1946 and graduated in law, philosophy and political science from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He also had a degree in journalism and was an officer in the Special Corps of Information and Tourism Technicians, which he joined through a competitive examination in 1972. He began his political career in the Democratic Left, where he experienced the political regime change and remained there until 1977. He later joined the ranks of the Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD) and joined the Popular Party in 1991, where he began his career with Aznar consolidated, although he devoted his last years to journalism at El Debate, where he published his last column on Tuesday.

He developed an extensive political career: he was head of the Cabinet of Íñigo Cavero in the Ministry of Education, Director General of Religious Affairs in the Ministry of Justice (1979–1980) and Undersecretary of Culture from 1980 to 1982. At that time he faced problems such as the divorce law .

In 1982, he was appointed general director of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE), although he resigned from the post following the PSOE's victory in that year's general election, giving Felipe González the presidency of the government.

After José María Aznar's first victory in the 1996 general election, he was appointed Secretary General of Education and Vocational Training of the Ministry of Culture. Two years later he took over the Department of Analysis and Studies of the President of the Government.

In 2000, he was elected as a people's deputy in the general elections and was President of the Education, Culture and Sport Commission in the Lower House, a substitute member of the Permanent Representation and a member of the RTVE Commission. He repeated himself as a popular deputy for Madrid in the 2004 elections, in which the PP lost the majority, and later in the 2008 and 2011 elections.

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In 2016 he gave up active politics to devote himself to Europeanism and Christian humanism. Nasarre, a professor at the Faculty of Information Sciences in Madrid, was a trustee of the Catholic Education Foundation and a member of the Jacques Maritain International Institute. He dedicated the last years of his professional life to journalism.

The president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, lamented the death of Nasarre in a publication in