ENG: Joseph "Joe" John Bossano (10 June 1939, Gibraltar) is a Gibraltarian politician, leader of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party and former trade unionist. He was Chief Minister of Gibraltar from 25 March 1988 to 17 May 1996. Since that time he has been Leader of the Opposition in the Gibraltar Parliament.
Early life and career
Joe Bossano has a degree in Economics by the London School of Economics, as well as a degree in Italian from the University of Birmingham. He became part of the trade union movement as a seaman in the 1960's in the UK. He was a member of the Labour Party there also.
He was asked by a group of Gibraltarian politicians to return to Gibraltar and was elected a member of the House of Assembly in 1972, as candidate of the Integration with Britain Party (IWBP). ...
Opposition Leader Joe Bossano was in New York yesterday for his second unilateral lobbying of the United Nations Committee of 24 since Government walked away from that committee in 2008. He called upon the C24 to reject Spain’s territorial integrity arguments and accept Gibraltar for delisting. This is something both he and Chief Minister Peter Caruana have often done at such sessions though never jointly.
Mr Bossano’s address was one that largely echoed arguments shared by Government rather than, as on previous occasions, stressing the Opposition’s differences with ...
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