Mikel Ángel Unzalu Hermosa (15 July 1956 – 15 July 2021) was a Spanish politician. A member of the Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE-EE), he served as Secretary-General of Euskadiko Ezkerra from 1984 to 1991 and was in the Basque Parliament from 2009 to 2016.
|Member of the Basque Parliament|
|Secretary-General of Euskadiko Ezkerra|
Mikel Ángel Unzalu Hermosa
15 July 1956
|Died||15 July 2021(aged 65)|
Unzalu studied education in Vitoria-Gasteiz, graduating in 1976. He promoted Euskadido Ezkerra in Álava, and was known as a "politician-militant" of ETA on behalf of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. During his time on Vitoria-Gasteiz's municipal council, from 1987 to 1991, he faced a severe drought and was known as the "water councilor".
Unzalu later served in the Basque Parliament, representing Álava from 2009 to 2016. From 2016 to 2020, he was Secretary of Labour and Employment of the Basque Government. He then directed the Department of Tourism, Commerce and Consumption.
Mikel Unzalu died on 15 July 2021 on his 65th birthday following a long illness.
- "Fallece Mikel Unzalu, 'euskadiko', concejal del agua en Vitoria e impulsor de la entrada de EE en el PSOE". ElDiario.es (in Spanish). 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- Barbería, José Luis (26 March 1993). "Euskadiko Ezkerra se une con el PSE-PSOE para crear "un gran partido socialista vasco", afirma Bandrés". El País (in Spanish). San Sebastián. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- "Fallece el exparlamentario y exviceconsejero socialista, Mikel Unzalu". Deia (in Spanish). 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.