Person - Rodríguez Zapatero, José Luis (1960- )

Rodríguez Zapatero, José Luis (1960- )




Preferred form:

Rodríguez Zapatero, José Luis (1960- )Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Valladolid (España)  1960 - existente actualmente


Spanish politician. President of the Spanish Government between 2004 and 2011. Member of PSOE. Juan Rodríguez García de Lozano, lawyer, and Purificación Zapatero Valero's son. His grandfather was Juan Rodríguez Lozano, who was a captain at the Army during the II Republic, and died in 1936. He studied Law at the University of León, and at that time he met his future wife Sonsoles Espinosa. He was a coworker professor in Constitutional Law at the University of Leon between 1983 and 1986. Zapatero was elected deputy for León in the 1986 elections, and in 1988 he became the Secretary General of the socialist federation of León. In 2000, he was elected Secretary General of PSOE in the general elections on March 2004, obtaining the victory within PSOE and becoming the V President of the Spanish Government since democracy had been established, after Suárez, Calvo-Sotelo, González and Aznar. He was elected again in the 2008 general elections until the November 2011 elections, which Popular Party won. In 2012, he was appointed member of the Council of State.




(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:


Presidents in  Spain between 2004 and 2011

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

College teachers between 1983 and 1986


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Valladolid (España) in 1960




It belongs to:

Spanish socialists

Related Authorities

Chaves, Manuel (1945-)  ( He/She is a member of the Government; Ministro de Política Territorial de España (2009-2010) Ministro de Política Territorial y Función Pública (2010-2011) )

Associative relations :

Partido Socialista Obrero Español  ( He/She is a member of )

Rodríguez Valverde, León Máximo (1909-1997)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of; Compartieron Mesa de edad en el Congreso )

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Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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