Manuel Chaves (politician)

Manuel Chaves
Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
11 July 2011 – 21 December 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Zapatero
Preceded byElena Salgado
Succeeded byPablo Iglesias Turrión (2020)
Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
7 April 2009 – 11 July 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Zapatero
Preceded byFernando Abril Martorell (1978)
Succeeded byNadia Calviño (2020)
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 78)
Ceuta, Spanish State
Political partySocialist Workers' Party

Manuel Chaves González (born 7 July 1945 in Ceuta) is a Spanish politician who served as Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain from 2009 to 2011 and Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain in 2011. He is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) and was the Chairman of PSOE from 2000 to 2012. From 1990 to 2009 he was the President of the Regional Government of Andalusia. He is a trustee of the Fundacion IDEAS, a socialist 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

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

Minister of the Spanish Government (1986-1990)

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)

In 1990, he became president of the Regional Government of Andalusia. 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.

Deputy Prime Minister of Spain (2009-2011)

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). Chaves was promoted to Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain in July 2011 after Elena Salgado became First Deputy Prime Minister. He left office in December 2011.


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