Manuel Chaves González

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Manuel Chaves González
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Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
11 July 2011 – 21 December 2011
Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero
Preceded by Elena Salgado
Succeeded by Office abolished
Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
7 April 2009 – 11 July 2011
Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Minister of Territorial Policy
In office
7 April 2009 – 20 October 2010
Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero
Preceded by Elena Salgado
Succeeded by Himself (As Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Administration)
Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Administration
In office
20 October 2010 – 21 December 2011
Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero
Preceded by Himself (As Minister of Territorial Policy)
Succeeded by Cristóbal Montoro (As Minister of Finance and Public Administration)
President of the Junta of Andalusia
In office
27 July 1990 – 7 April 2009
Preceded by José Rodríguez de la Borbolla
Succeeded by Gaspar Zarrias
Minister of Work and National Health Service
In office
26 July 1986 – 2 May 1990
Prime Minister Felipe González Márquez
Preceded by Joaquín Almunia
Succeeded by Luis Martínez Noval
Personal details
Born (1945-07-07) 7 July 1945 (age 69)
Ceuta
Political party Socialist Workers' Party

Manuel Chaves González (born 7 July 1945 in Ceuta) is a Spanish politician of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).[1] Since 2009 he has served as the Third Vice President of the Spanish Government, until 2011, and between 2000 and 2012 as the Chairman of PSOE. From 1990 to 2009 he was the President of Junta de Andalucía.[2][3] He is a trustee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank.

National MP[edit]

Chaves entered national politics in 1977 when he was elected to the Spanish Congress of Deputies, representing Cádiz serving in Congress until 1990.[1]

Minister of the Spanish Government (1986-1990)[edit]

Manuel served as the Minister of Work and National Health Service (Seguridad Social) of Spain between 1986 and 1990, under Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez.

In 1988, he suffered a general strike (first in the current Spanish democracy) call by, among others, the UGT and CCOO due to a proposed law change.

President of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (1990-2009)[edit]

In 1990, he became president of the Junta de Andalucía.[1] At the time he was considered to be one of three barons of the PSOE, together with Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra and José Bono, who were also autonomous presidents.

After the defeat of his party in the general election of 12 March 2000, after which Joaquín Almunia resigned as General Secretary of the party, Manuel took charge of the Political Commission. He organized the 35th Congress of the PSOE, which elected José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero as General Secretary.

Third Vice President[edit]

In April 2009, Prime Minister Zapatero designated Chaves as Third Vice President of the Government and Minister of Territorial Policy (the former Ministry of Public Administrations).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Manuel Chaves González". Ministerio de Política Territorial. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Typically Spanish Manuel Chaves González: President of the Junta de Andalucía
  3. ^ "Manuel Chaves González". Elpais.com. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Joaquín Almunia
Minister of Labour
1986 - 1990
Succeeded by
Luís Martínez Noval
Preceded by
José Rodríguez de la Borbolla
President of the Junta of Andalucia
1990 - 2009
Succeeded by
José Antonio Griñán
Preceded by
Position created
Third Deputy Prime Minister
2009 - 2011
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Elena Salgado
Minister of Territorial Policy
2009 - 2011
Succeeded by
To be determined
Preceded by
Elena Salgado
Second Deputy Prime Minister
2011
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Party political offices
Preceded by
Interim Political Committee
President of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party
2000 -2012
Succeeded by
José Antonio Griñán
Spanish Congress of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Cádiz province
1977–1990
Succeeded by
Title jointly held