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 MinisterJosé Luis Zapatero
Preceded byElena Salgado
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
7 April 2009 – 11 July 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Zapatero
Preceded byOffice created (Before, Fernando Abril Martorell)
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Minister of Territorial Policy
In office
7 April 2009 – 20 October 2010
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Zapatero
Preceded byElena Salgado
Succeeded byHimself (As Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Administration)
Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Administration
In office
20 October 2010 – 21 December 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Zapatero
Preceded byHimself (As Minister of Territorial Policy)
Succeeded byCristóbal Montoro (As Minister of Finance and Public Administration)
3rd President of the Regional Government of Andalusia
In office
25 July 1990 – 7 April 2009
MonarchJuan Carlos I
Preceded byJosé Rodríguez de la Borbolla
Succeeded byGaspar Zarrías (acting)
Minister of Labor and National Health Service
In office
26 July 1986 – 2 May 1990
Prime MinisterFelipe González Márquez
Preceded byJoaquín Almunia
Succeeded byLuis Martínez Noval
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
13 December 2011 – 25 June 2015
ConstituencyCádiz
In office
15 June 1977 – 12 June 1990
ConstituencyCádiz
Member of the Parliament of Andalusia
In office
23 June 1990 – 7 April 2009
ConstituencyCádiz
Personal details
Born (1945-07-07) 7 July 1945 (age 74)
Ceuta
Political partySocialist 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 the Regional Government of Andalusia.[2][3] He is a trustee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank. On 17 February 2015, together with former President of Andalusia, José Antonio Griñán, was implicated in the ERE case, a huge corruption scandal in the region.

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 Regional Government of Andalusia.[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 (in Spanish). Gobierno de España. Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ h.b. (20 September 2007). "Manuel Chaves González: President of the Junta de Andalucía". Typically Spanish. Archived from the original on 30 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Manuel Chaves González". El País. Prisa. 9 August 2010. Archived from the original on 5 August 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by
Joaquín Almunia
Minister of Labor and National Health Service
1986-1990
Succeeded by
Luís Martínez Noval
Preceded by
José Rodríguez de la Borbolla
President of the Regional Government of Andalusia
1990-2009
Succeeded by
José Antonio Griñán
Preceded by
Position created
Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Elena Salgado
Minister of Territorial Policy
2009-2010
Succeeded by
Himself
(As Minister of Territorial Policy
and Public Administration)
Preceded by
Himself
(As Minister of Territorial Policy)
Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Administration
2010-2011
Succeeded by
Cristóbal Montoro
(As Minister of Finance
and Public Administration)
Preceded by
Elena Salgado
Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
2011
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Party political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Sanjuán
Secretary-General of the PSOE-A
1994-2010
Succeeded by
José Antonio Griñán
Preceded by
Interim Political Committee
President of the PSOE
2000-2012
Succeeded by
José Antonio Griñán