Pedro Sánchez

Spanish Prime Minister

Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo ˈsaɲʧeθ ˈpeɾeθ kasteˈxon], born 29 February 1972) is a Spanish politician. He is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Spain since 1 June 2018.[1] He is leader (Secretary-General) of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). He first held the post from 2014 to October 2016 when, as a result of tensions within the party, he stood down to be replaced by a caretaker committee.


Pedro Sánchez
2018-06-04, 25 aniversario de las relaciones diplomáticas entre España y Andorra, Pedro Sánchez, Pool Moncloa-César P. Sendra (cropped).jpg
Prime Minister of Spain
Assumed office
1 June 2018
MonarchFelipe VI
Preceded byMariano Rajoy
Secretary General of the
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Assumed office
17 June 2017
PresidentCristina Narbona
DeputyAdriana Lastra
Preceded byCaretaker committee
In office
26 July 2014 – 1 October 2016
PresidentMicaela Navarro
Preceded byAlfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
Succeeded byCaretaker committee
Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 June 2017 – 1 June 2018
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byPosition vacant
Succeeded byMariano Rajoy
In office
26 July 2014 – 1 October 2016
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Preceded byAlfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
Succeeded byPosition vacant
Member of the Congress of Deputies
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
Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón

(1972-02-29) 29 February 1972 (age 47)
Madrid, Spain
Political partySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Spouse(s)Begoña Fernández (2006–present)
Children2
ResidencePalace of Moncloa
Alma mater
Signature

In the 2016 general election he lost to then-Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The party of Rajoy had many corruption scandals and because of this a lot of people in Spanish congress voted to quit him from presidency on June 1, 2018[2] and put Pedro Sánchez in his place. He won elections in April 2019 but he could not organize a goverment. On November 2019 he won other elections and on 7 January 2020 he formed a goverment with the party Unidas Podemos.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  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 (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.