Joseba Andoni Leizaola Azpiazu was born on January 3, 1931, in San Sebastián and died on January 6, 2017.
He was a Spanish politician, Basque nationalist and member of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV-EAJ).
Leizaola was a member of the Basque Parliament for eighteen years from 1980 to 1998, including a tenure as the third President of the Basque Parliament from December 18, 1990, to September 1, 1998.
Leizaola moved Venezuela in the early 1940s to escape the Francoist Spain government of Francisco Franco.
Leizaola’s father, Ricardo Leizaola, was the founder of the El Día newspaper and the weekly newspaper.
Joseba Leizaola passed away at 86 years old.