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Manuel Chaves

Manuel Chaves González (born 7 July 1945 in Ceuta) is a Spanish politician of the Spanish Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE). Since 2009 he has served as the Third Vice President of the Spanish Government and since 2000 as the Chairman of PSOE. From 1990 to 2009 he was the President of Junta de Andalucía.[1]


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-)

In 1990, he obtained the presidency of the Junta de Andalucía. 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 March 12, 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

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).


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
Gaspar Zarrias (Caretaker)
Preceded by
Position Created
Third Vice President of the Government
2009 -–present
Preceded by
Elena Salgado (Minister of Public Administrations)
Minister of Territorial Policy
2009 -–present
Party political offices
Preceded by
Interim Political Committee
President of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party
2000 -–present
Spanish Congress of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Cádiz province
1977 – 1990
Succeeded by
Title jointly held

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