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Cabinet from April 2000 to February 2001. Group photo together with the King and Queen.

Zarzuela Palace, Madrid - 28/04/2000

Cabinet from April 2000 to February 2001

 

EFEJosé María Aznar López is re-elected as President of the Government in the general elections held on 12 March 2000 and his appointment is officially ratified by the Lower House of Parliament on 26 April. The same day he is officially sworn in before the King at Zarzuela Palace.

The composition of the first government of the 7th Legislature is published in the Official State Gazette (Spanish acronym: BOE) on 28 April 2000.

  • President of the Government: José María Aznar López
  • First Vice-President of the Government and Minister for the Presidency: Mariano Rajoy Brey
  • Second Vice-President of the Government for Economic Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs: Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Josep Piqué i Camps
  • Minister for Justice: Ángel Acebes Paniagua
  • Minister for Defence: Federico Trillo-Figueroa y Martínez-Conde
  • Minister for the Treasury: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Jaime Mayor Oreja
  • Minister for Public Works: Francisco Álvarez-Cascos Fernández
  • Minister for Education, Culture and Sport: Pilar del Castillo
    Vera
  • Minister for Employment and Social Affairs: Juan Carlos Aparicio Pérez
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Miguel Arias Cañete
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services: Jesús Posada Moreno
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Celia Villalobos Talero
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs: Jaime Matas i Palou
  • Minister for Science and Technology: Anna María Birulés Bertrán
  • Government Spokesperson without portfolio: Pío Cabanillas
    Alonso

Cabinet from February 2001 to July 2002

 

EFEThe first cabinet reshuffle is published in the Official State Gazette on 28 February 2001 with the following composition:

  • President of the Government: José María Aznar López
  • First Vice President of the Government and Minister for Home Affairs: Mariano Rajoy Brey
  • Second Vice-President of the Government for Economic Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs: Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Josep Piqué i Camps
  • Minister for Justice: Ángel Acebes Paniagua
  • Minister for Defence: Federico Trillo-Figueroa y Martínez-Conde
  • Minister for the Treasury: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister for Public Works: Francisco Álvarez-Cascos Fernández
  • Minister for Education, Culture and Sport: Pilar del Castillo
    Vera
  • Minister for Employment and Social Affairs: Juan Carlos Aparicio Pérez
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Miguel Arias Cañete
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services: Jesús Posada Moreno
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Celia Villalobos Talero
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs: Jaime Matas i Palou
  • Minister for the Presidency: Juan José Lucas Jiménez
  • Minister for Science and Technology: Anna María Birulés
    Bertrán
  • Government Spokesperson without portfolio: Pío Cabanillas
    Alonso

Cabinet from July 2002 to March 2003

 

EFEAn extensive cabinet reshuffle is published in the Official State Gazette on 10 July 2002, with the following composition:

  • President of the Government: José María Aznar López
  • First Vice-President of the Government, Minister for the
  • Presidency and Government Spokesperson: Mariano Rajoy Brey
  • Second Vice-President of the Government for Economic Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs: Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Ana Palacio Vallelersundi
  • Minister for Justice: José María Michavila Núñez
  • Minister for Defence: Federico Trillo-Figueroa y Martínez-Conde
  • Minister for the Treasury: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Ángel Acebes Paniagua
  • Minister for Public Works: Francisco Álvarez-Cascos Fernández
  • Minister for Education, Culture and Sport: Pilar del Castillo
    Vera
  • Minister for Employment and Social Affairs: Eduardo Zaplana Hernández-Soro
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Miguel Arias Cañete
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services: Javier Arenas Bocanegra
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Ana María Pastor Julián
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs: Jaime Matas i Palou
  • Minister for Science and Technology: Josep Piqué i Camps

Cabinet from March 2003 to September 2003

 

EFEThe third cabinet reshuffle is published on 3 March in the Official State Gazette.

The reshuffle only affects the Minister for Environmental Affairs, with the appointment of María Elvira Rodríguez Herrer, who takes the oath before the King at Zarzuela Palace.

The new cabinet is thus comprised as follows:

  • President of the Government: José María Aznar López
  • First Vice-President of the Government, Minister for the
  • Presidency and Government Spokesperson: Mariano Rajoy Brey
  • Second Vice-President of the Government for Economic Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs: Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Ana Palacio Vallelersundi
  • Minister for Justice: José María Michavila Núñez
  • Minister for Defence: Federico Trillo-Figueroa y Martínez-Conde
  • Minister for the Treasury: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Ángel Acebes Paniagua
  • Minister for Public Works: Francisco Álvarez-Cascos
  • Fernández Minister for Education, Culture and Sport: Pilar del Castillo Vera
  • Minister for Employment and Social Affairs: Eduardo Zaplana Hernández-Soro
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Miguel Arias Cañete
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services: Javier Arenas Bocanegra
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Ana María Pastor Julián
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs: María Elvira Rodríguez Herrer
    Minister for Science and Technology: Josep Piqué i Camps

Cabinet from September 2003 to April 2004

 

Pool MoncloaThe final cabinet reshuffle of the 7th Legislature is published in the Official State Gazette on 4 September 2003, which is thus comprised as follows:

  • President of the Government: José María Aznar López
  • First Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Economic Affairs: Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo
  • Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister for the Presidency: Javier Arenas Bocanegra
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs: Ana Palacio Vallelersundi
  • Minister for Justice: José María Michavila Núñez
  • Minister for Defence: Federico Trillo-Figueroa y Martínez-Conde
  • Minister for the Treasury: Cristóbal Montoro Romero
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Ángel Acebes Paniagua
  • Minister for Public Works: Francisco Álvarez-Cascos Fernández
  • Minister for Education, Culture and Sport: Pilar del Castillo
    Vera
  • Minister for Employment and Social Affairs: Eduardo Zaplana Hernández-Soro, with additional responsibilities as Government Spokesperson
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Miguel
    Arias Cañete
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services: Julia García-Valdecasas Salgado
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Ana María Pastor Julián
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs: María Elvira Rodríguez Herrer
  • Minister for Science and Technology: Juan Costa Climent