Pedro Sánchez

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Pedro Sánchez

Official portrait, 2023
104th Prime Minister of Spain
Assumed office
2 June 2018
MonarchFelipe VI
Deputy
Preceded byMariano Rajoy
Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Assumed office
17 June 2017
PresidentCristina Narbona
Deputy
Preceded byCaretaker committee
In office
26 July 2014 – 1 October 2016
PresidentMicaela Navarro
Preceded byAlfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
Succeeded byCaretaker committee
President of the Socialist International
Assumed office
25 November 2022
Preceded byGeorge Papandreou
Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 June 2017 – 2 June 2018
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byVacant
Succeeded byPablo Casado
In office
26 July 2014 – 1 October 2016
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byAlfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
Succeeded byVacant
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
21 May 2019
ConstituencyMadrid
In office
10 January 2013 – 29 October 2016
ConstituencyMadrid
In office
15 September 2009 – 27 September 2011
ConstituencyMadrid
Member of the Madrid City Council
In office
18 May 2004 – 15 September 2009
Personal details
Born (1972-03-01) 1 March 1972 (age 51)
Madrid, Spain
Political partySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Spouse(s)
Begoña Gómez (m. 2006)
Children2
ResidencePalace of Moncloa
Education
OccupationPolitician
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Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo ˈsaɲʧeθ ˈpeɾeθ kasteˈxon], born 29 Febuary 1972) is a Spanish politician who is the 104th and current Prime Minister of Spain since 2 June 2018.[1] He is the leader (Secretary-General) of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). He first took the post from 2014 to October 2016. Because of tensions in the party, he resigned from the post and was replaced by a caretaker committee but then was restored in 2017.

In the 2016 general election, he was defeated by the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. The party of Mariano Rajoy was believed to have had many corruption scandals. Because of this, a lot of people in the Spanish congress voted to remove him from the presidency on 1 June 2018 and where Rajoy was eventually ousted the next day. Immediately after Rajoy's ousting, Sánchez was immediately declared the next prime minister. [2] He later had the most votes on the elections of April 2019, but he could not find enough allies to form goverment, so the elections were repeated on November 2019 and then he formed a government with the party Unidas Podemos.[3] On July 2023, there were other elections and he was able to form a government on November.[4]

In November 2022, he became President of the Socialist International.

In May 2023, Sánchez called for a snap election, which saw the PSOE hold all of its seats; despite finishing second behind the People's Party, Sánchez was able to again form a coalition government, and was appointed to a third term as prime minister on 17 November 2023.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alberola, Miquel (1 June 2018). "Pedro Sánchez, presidente del Gobierno tras ganar la moción de censura a Rajoy". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. Moción de censura del PSOE a Rajoy, últimas noticias en directo in elpais.com (in Spanish)
  3. Piña, Raúl (11 November 2019). "Las condiciones de Pablo Iglesias para pactar con Pedro Sánchez: una coalición con cinco o seis ministerios y un sillón para él". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información General, S.L.U. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  4. Spain's Pedro Sánchez wins new term as PM after amnesty deal in bbc.com
  5. "Reacciones a la investidura y nuevo Gobierno de Sánchez, 17 de noviembre | Se dispersa la protesta ante la sede del PSOE en Madrid, que ha reunido a 1.000 manifestantes". El País (in Spanish). 17 November 2023. Retrieved 27 January 2024.