Miguel Sebastián Gascón

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Miguel Sebastián in 2010.

Miguel Sebastián Gascón (Madrid, 13 May 1957) is a Spanish politician and economist. He was a former member of the Spanish cabinet serving as Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism. Since the People's Party won the elections in 2011 José Manuel Soria took office as Minister of Industry.

He has been Zapatero's personal economic adviser since 2004. Before that he was a professor at the Complutense University.

On October 25, 2006 he was personally chosen by Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero as socialist candidate for the Madrid Mayoral elections in 2007[1] however he lost to the People's Party (PP) former Mayor of Madrid Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón.

Electric vehicles[edit]

Spain intends aims to put 1 million electric cars on the road by 2014 as part of the government's plan to save energy and boost energy efficiency.[2] The Minister of Industry Miguel Sebastián said that "the electric vehicle is the future and the engine of an industrial revolution".[3]

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Preceded by
Joan Clos
Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
José Manuel Soria