Biography of Marc Forné Molné (1946-VVVV)

Politician and lawyer Andorra, La Massana, born December 30, 1946. Head of Government of Andorra from 1994 to 2005. President of the Liberal Party of Andorra until November 2005.

The son of a Spanish exile who was an officer of the Republican Army. Degree in law from the University of Barcelona and Attorney since 1974, is a career officer and served as such from 1969 until 1971. He has been director of the weekly Andorra 7 for eleven years and President of the Moto-Club de Andorra.

He worked two and a half years in the Department of public services of the General Council of les Valls de Andorra and was elected General Conseller of the Liberal Partido on December 12, 1993. In April 1992 elections he was candidate for head of Government, but it was defeated by the other candidate and former head of the Government of Andorra, Óscar Ribas.

As a result of the resignation of the latter, on 25 November 1994, after losing the vote of confidence that was submitted in Parliament, Marc Forné was elected head of Government, on December 7, 1994, after winning the vote in the Consell General de les Valls d'Andorra (Andorran Parliament) by 15 votes in favour and 13 abstentions. He then began a first mandate of three years in which Andorra established diplomatic relations with the United States.

Marc Forné participated in the Social Summit of Copenhagen, in 1995, with a speech in catalan - one of the three languages that share the small Principality, along with the Spanish and the French-led to the House, where he called for a dialogue between generations for a better world. In this lecture he met with the former head of the Spanish Government, Felipe González, and she discussed about the possibilities of economic cooperation between Andorra and Spain.

In legislative elections held in 1997, Forné managed to revalidate office with the support of the majority of the electorate. Four years later, in the elections of March 4, 2001, the option of Liberal Party returned to have the confidence of the Andorrans who chose Forné, once more, majority. Also in 2005, the Liberals won a victory set in the legislative, but, on this occasion, Forné did not aspire to the re-election and ceded the leadership of the party to Albert Pintat.

In 2010 he was awarded the Grand Cross of Isabel la Catolica.