First Aznar Government

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First Aznar Government
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Government of Spain
1996–2000
Primer Gobierno de José María Aznar (1996).jpgPrimer Gobierno de José María Aznar (1999).jpg
Date formed 5 May 1996
Date dissolved 27 April 2000
People and organisations
Head of state Juan Carlos I
Head of government José María Aznar
Deputy head of government Francisco Álvarez-Cascos
No. of ministers 16
Member party PP
Status in legislature Minority
Opposition party PSOE
Opposition leader Felipe González (1996–97)
Joaquín Almunia (1997–98)
Josep Borrell (1998–99)
Joaquín Almunia (1999–2000)
History
Election(s) 1996 general election
Outgoing election 2000 general election
Legislature term(s) 27 March 1996 – 5 April 2000 (VI)
Budget(s) 1997 budget
1998 budget
1999 budget
2000 budget
Predecessor González IV
Successor Aznar II

The first Aznar Government was the government of Spain from 5 May 1996 to 27 April 2000. It formed after King Juan Carlos I nominated José María Aznar to form a government following the general election held on 12 March 2000. Aznar was elected Prime Minister by the Congress of Deputies on 4 May and was sworn into office on 5 May.[1] It succeeded the fourth González Government.

History[edit]

Investiture[edit]

Investiture
José María Aznar (PP)
Ballot → 4 May 1996
Required majority → 176 out of 350
181 / 350
166 / 350
1 / 350
2 / 350
Sources[2]

Council of Ministers[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   José María Aznar 5 May 1996 Aznar II PP
First Deputy Prime Minister   Francisco Álvarez-Cascos 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 PP
Second Deputy Prime Minister   Rodrigo Rato 6 May 1996 Aznar II PP
Minister of Foreign Affairs   Abel Matutes 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of Justice   Margarita Mariscal de Gante 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 Independent
Minister of Defence   Eduardo Serra Rexach 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 Independent
Minister of Economy and the Treasury   Rodrigo Rato 6 May 1996 Aznar II PP
Minister of the Interior   Jaime Mayor Oreja 6 May 1996 Aznar II PP
Minister of Development   Rafael Arias-Salgado 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of Education and Culture   Esperanza Aguirre 6 May 1996 19 January 1999 PP
  Mariano Rajoy 19 January 1999 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs   Javier Arenas 6 May 1996 19 January 1999 PP
  Manuel Pimentel 19 January 1999 21 February 2000 Independent
  Juan Carlos Aparicio 21 February 2000 Aznar II PP
Minister of Industry and Energy   Josep Piqué 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food   Loyola de Palacio 6 May 1996 30 April 1999 PP
  Jesús Posada 30 April 1999 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of the Presidency   Francisco Álvarez-Cascos 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of the Public Administration Services   Mariano Rajoy 6 May 1996 19 January 1999 PP
  Ángel Acebes 19 January 1999 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of Health and Consumption   José Manuel Romay Beccaría 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 PP
Minister of Environmental Affairs   Isabel Tocino 6 May 1996 27 April 2000 PP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Decreto 757/1996, de 4 de mayo, por el que se nombra Presidente del Gobierno a don José María Aznar López". Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish) (109): 15699. 5 May 1996. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Congress of Deputies: Most important votes". historiaelectoral.com (in Spanish). Electoral History. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • historiaelectoral.com (in Spanish). Governments of Spain 1996–2004. Ministers of José María Aznar
  • lluisbelenes.es (in Spanish). The governments of the first period of the People's Party (1996–2004)
Preceded by
González IV
Government of Spain
1996–2000
Succeeded by
Aznar II