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Spain’s new Socialist PM Pedro Sanchez in dates

Spain’s new Socialist PM Pedro Sanchez in dates

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Key dates in the life and career of Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who became prime minister Friday after a no-confidence vote in parliament ousted Mariano Rajoy.

– February 29, 1972: Born in Madrid.

– 1993: Joins the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE).

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– 1995: Graduates in economics and business studies from a private university affiliated to Madrid’s Complutense University.

– 1998: Parliamentary assistant at the European Parliament.

– 1999: Head of cabinet of the United Nations high representative in Bosnia during the Kosovo war.

– 2004-2009: Municipal councillor in Madrid.

– 2009-2011: Socialist lawmaker in Madrid, and again in 2013-2016.

– July 2014: Elected secretary general of the PSOE. Resigns following an internal rebellion in 2016 and is re-elected in 2017.

– May 2018: Tables a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy following a corruption scandal involving the premier’s ruling Popular Party (PP).

– June 1, 2018: Sanchez replaces Rajoy as prime minister after the no-confidence vote succeeds.

(AFP)

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