Carme Chacón

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Carme Chacón
Carme Chacón at the Pentagon in Washingon, DC, USA (crop).jpg
Minister of Defence
In office
14 April 2008 – 22 December 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded byJosé Antonio Alonso
Succeeded byPedro Morenés
Minister of Housing
In office
9 July 2007 – 11 April 2008
Prime MinisterJosé Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded byMaría Antonia Trujillo
Succeeded byBeatriz Corredor
Personal details
Carme Chacón Piqueras

(1971-03-13)13 March 1971
Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
Died9 April 2017(2017-04-09) (aged 46)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyPSOE (PSC)
Spouse(s)Miguel Barroso (2007-2016)
Alma materUniversity of Barcelona

Carme María Chacón Piqueras (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkarmə tʃəˈkom piˈkeɾəs]; 13 March 1971 – 9 April 2017) was a Spanish Socialist politician.

Chacón was Minister of Defense from 2008 to 2011 in the cabinet led by Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.[1] She also served as Minister of Housing from 2007 through 2008.

With the landslide defeat of Zapatero in the November 2011 selections, Chacón resigned the Defense Minister's post to Pedro Morenés in December 2011.

She filed to be Spanish Socialist Workers' Party General Secretary. On 4 February 2012 she lost to Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba 487 to 465 votes [2] in the 38th congress of the party.

Chacón died on April 9, 2017 in Madrid from a rare form of heart disease, aged 46.

References[change | change source]

  1. Victoria Burnett (May 21, 2008), Spain’s Defense Minister Becomes a Mother New York Times.
  2. "POLÍTICA . Comunitat : Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba gana a Carme Chacón por 22 votos de diferencia : El periódico de aquí". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2012-11-28.

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