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José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero takes the oath of office as President of the Government.

Zarzuela Palace, Madrid - 12/04/2008

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Cabinet from April 2008 to February 2009

 

Pool MoncloaJosé Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is re-elected as President of the Government following the general elections on 9 March 2008 and his appointment is officially ratified by the Lower House of Parliament on 11 April.

On the following day, 12 April, the Royal Decree confirming his appointment is published in the Official State Gazette (Spanish acronym: BOE). He takes the oath on the same day before the King at Zarzuela Palace and announces his new cabinet.

On 14 April 2008, the new composition of the first government of the 9th Legislature is published in the Official State Gazette.

The members of the new government take the oath before the King and attend the first Council of Ministers of this legislature.

The composition is as follows:

  • President of the Government: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  • First Vice-President of the Government, Minister for the Presidency and Government Spokesperson: María Teresa Fernández de la Vega Sanz
  • Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury: Pedro Solbes Mira
    Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé
  • Minister for Justice: Mariano Fernández Bermejo
  • Minister for Defence: Carme Chacón Piqueras
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
  • Minister for Public Works: Magdalena Álvarez Arza
  • Minister for Education, Social Policy and Sport: Mercedes Cabrera Calvo-Sotelo
  • Minister for Employment and Immigration: Celestino Corbacho Chaves
  • Minister for Industry, Tourism and Trade: Miguel Sebastián Gascón
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs and the Rural and Marine Environment: Elena Espinosa Mangana
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services: Elena Salgado Méndez
  • Minister for Culture: César Antonio Molina Sánchez
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Bernat Soria Escoms
  • Minister for Housing: Beatriz Corredor Sierra
  • Minister for Science and Innovation: Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal
  • Minister for Equality: Bibiana Aído Almagro

Cabinet from February 2009 to April 2009

Cabinet from February 2009 to April 2009 

The President of the Government accepts the resignation as Minister for Justice, of Mariano Fernández Bermejo, on 23 February 2009 and appoints Francisco Caamaño Domínguez to this post.

The Royal Decree confirming this appointment is published on 24 February in the Official State Gazette.

The new minister takes the oath before the King on the same day.

The cabinet is thus formed as follows:

  • President of the Government: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  • First Vice-President of the Government, Minister for the Presidency and Government Spokesperson: María Teresa Fernández de la Vega Sanz
  • Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury: Pedro Solbes Mira
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé

  • Minister for Justice: Francisco Caamaño Domínguez
  • Minister for Defence: Carme Chacón Piqueras
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
  • Minister for Public Works: Magdalena Álvarez Arza
  • Minister for Education, Social Policy and Sport: Mercedes Cabrera Calvo-Sotelo
  • Minister for Employment and Immigration: Celestino Corbacho Chaves
  • Minister for Industry, Tourism and Trade: Miguel Sebastián Gascón
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs and the Rural and Marine Environment: Elena Espinosa Mangana
  • Minister for the Public Administration Services: Elena Salgado Méndez
  • Minister for Culture: César Antonio Molina Sánchez
  • Minister for Health and Consumption: Bernat Soria Escoms
  • Minister for Housing: Beatriz Corredor Sierra
  • Minister for Science and Innovation: Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal
  • Minister for Equality: Bibiana Aído Almagro

Cabinet from April 2009 to October 2010

 

Pool MoncloaThe President of the Government announces the cabinet reshuffle on 7 April 2009.

The changes in the third government of the 9th Legislature are published in the Official State Gazette, with the following composition:

  • President of the Government: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  • First Vice-President of the Government, Minister for the Presidency and Government Spokesperson: María Teresa Fernández de la Vega Sanz
  • Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury: Elena Salgado Méndez
  • Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Regional Policy: Manuel Chaves González
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé
  • Minister for Justice: Francisco Caamaño Dominguez
  • Minister for Defence: Carme Chacón Piqueras
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
  • Minister for Public Works: José Blanco López
  • Minister for Education: Ángel Gabilondo Pujol
  • Minister for Employment and Immigration: Celestino Corbacho Chaves
  • Minister for Industry, Tourism and Trade: Miguel Sebastián Gascón
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs, and the Rural and Marine Environment: Elena Espinosa Mangada
  • Minister for Culture: Ángeles González Sinde
  • Minister for Health and Social Policy: Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera
  • Minister for Housing: Beatriz Corredor Sierra
  • Minister for Science and Innovation: Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal
  • Minister for Equality: Bibiana Aído Almagro

Cabinet from October 2010 to July 2011

 

Pool MoncloaThe President of the Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, announces a new cabinet reshuffle on 20 October 2010.

The following day, on 21 October, the Royal Decree with the re-structuring of the ministerial departments is published in the Official State Gazette.

The new cabinet ministers take the oath before the King on the same day and take office in their corresponding ministries.

The new cabinet is comprised as follows:

  • President of the Government: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  • First Vice-President of the Government, Minister for Home Affairs and Government Spokesperson: Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
  • Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury: Elena Salgado Méndez
  • Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Regional Policy and the Public Administration Services: Manuel Chaves González
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Trinidad Jiménez García- Herrera
  • Minister for Justice: Francisco Caamaño Dominguez
  • Minister for Defence: Carme Chacón Piqueras
  • Minister for Public Works: José Blanco López
  • Minister for Education: Ángel Gabilondo Pujol
  • Minister for Employment and Immigration: Valeriano Gómez Sánchez
  • Minister for Industry, Tourism and Trade: Miguel Sebastián Gascón
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs, and the Rural and Marine Environment: Rosa Aguilar Rivero
  • Minister for the Presidency: Ramón Jáuregui Atondo
  • Minister for Culture: Ángeles González Sinde
  • Minister for Health, Social Policy and Equality: Leire Pajín Iraola
  • Minister for Science and Innovation: Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal

Cabinet from July 2011 to December 2011

 

Pool MoncloaThe President of the Government announces a new cabinet reshuffle on 11 July 2011 and on the following day, 12 July, the corresponding appointments are published by Royal Decree in the Official State Gazette.

The new ministers of the final government of the 9th Legislature take the oath before the King on 12 July, with the cabinet formation as follows:

  • President of the Government: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  • Vice-President of the Government for Economic Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury: Elena Salgado Méndez
  • Vice-President of the Government for Regional Policy and Minister for Regional Policy and the Public Administration Services: Manuel Chaves González
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Trinidad Jiménez García- Herrera
  • Minister for Justice: Francisco Caamaño Domínguez
  • Minister for Defence: Carme Chacón Piqueras
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Antonio Camacho Vizcaíno
  • Minister for Public Works and Government Spokesperson: José Blanco López
  • Minister for Education: Ángel Gabilondo Pujol
  • Minister for Employment and Immigration: Valeriano Gómez Sánchez
  • Minister for Industry, Tourism and Trade: Miguel Sebastián Gascón
  • Minister for Environmental Affairs, and the Rural and Marine Environment: Rosa Aguilar Rivero
  • Minister for the Presidency: Ramón Jáuregui Atondo
  • Minister for Culture: Ángeles González Sinde
  • Minister for Health, Social Policy and Equality: Leire Pajín Iraola
  • Minister for Science and Innovation: Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal