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Pedro Solbes.

Pedro Solbes Mira (b. 31 August 1942 in Pinoso, Alicante) is a Spanish economist. While independent in the sense of not affiliated to any party, his various ministerial roles in Spain have always been within Socialist Workers' Party cabinets. His most recent ministerial positions were Second Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance in the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero which he held from 2004 to 2009.

He had previously been Agriculture and Fisheries minister (1991-1993) and Finance minister (1993-1996) in Felipe Gonzalez's led cabinets, also MP representing Alicante for the same party until 1999.

Appointed by then Spanish premier José María Aznar (of the main competing party Partido Popular) he was a European commissioner for Monetary affairs in the European Commission presided by Romano Prodi (the Prodi Commission).

Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Solchaga
Minister for Economic Affairs of Spain
1993 – 1996
Succeeded by
Rodrigo Rato
Preceded by
Leon Brittan
European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs
1999 – 2004
Succeeded by
Joaquín Almunia
Preceded by
Rodrigo Rato
Minister for Economic Affairs of Spain
2004 – 2009
Succeeded by
Elena Salgado
Preceded by
Javier Arenas
Second Vice President of the Government of Spain
2004 – 2009
Succeeded by
Elena Salgado
Spanish Congress of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Alicante province
1996 – 1999
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Madrid province
2008 – 2009
Succeeded by
Title jointly held

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