Cabildo de Tenerife

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Primera corporación del Cabildo de Tenerife

Summary of the Constitutional Act of the Cabildo of Tenerife

March 16th, 1913

The Council of Tenerife was constituted on the 16th of March, 1913 at 14:30, in the City Hall of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The principal agreements that were adopted in the first session involved the election, with practically unanimous approval, of the president, Eduardo Domínguez Alfonso, the vice-presidents, the legal representatives of the municipalities and the Government Committee.

The following ministers-elect attended the first session: Agustín Rodríguez Pérez, Juan Febles Campos, Manuel Feria Concepción, Vicente Cambreleng y González de Mesa, Ignacio González y García, Mario Arozena, Manuel Rallo, José Bello y Feo, Eduardo Domínguez Alfonso, Carlos Calzadilla y Sayer, Francisco Guerra Barrinso, Arturo Ascanio y Cruzat, José Suárez y González, Patricio Estévanez y Murphi, Agustín Cabrera Díaz, Ignacio Llerena y Monteverde, Antonio Martínez de la Peña y Fajardo, Rafael Martín Hernández, Saturio Fuentes y González, Felipe Machado y Benítez de Lugo, José Gutiérrez Estévez, Agustín Estrada y Madan, Bernardo Benítez de Lugo y del Hoyo, Martín Rodríguez y Díaz Llanos, Ramón Peraza y Pérez, Eladio Alfonso y González and Federico Jordán y González.

Initially, the meeting was presided over by the civil governor, Antonio Eulate y Fery, prior to the constitution of a committee consisting of the oldest and youngest members: Felipe Machado y Benítez de Lugo, who acted as president, and José Bello and Antonio Martínez de la Peña, who acted as secretaries.

Via secret ballot, Eduardo Domínguez Alfonso was elected president, whilst the posts of first and second vice-president were assigned to Felipe Machado and Patricio Estévanez, respectively, and Antonio Martínez de la Peña and Manuel Feria were appointed municipal legal representatives.

Following the opening address of the new president, the following ministers were selected to form the standing committee of the Council of Tenerife: Juan Febles Campos, Carlos Calzadilla, Mario Arozena, Agustín Cabrera, Vicente Cambreleng and Ignacio Llerena. All appointments received 26 votes. The second session of the Council of Tenerife was celebrated on the following day.


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