President of the Government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was born in Valladolid to Juan Rodríguez y García-Lozano (b.
He was betrayed and his whereabouts were revealed by certain PSOE people in Valladolid, before Rodriguez Zapatero was born.
Zapatero was a dark horse who had against him his inexperience and in favour his image of reform and being the only MP among the candidates.
Zapatero accepted the cancellation of a run-off between himself and Bono because he was sure of his victory after only one ballot and he apparently did not want to humiliate his adversary.
This was the period when Zapatero was appointed as Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) in 2000 until he became Prime Minister of Spain on 14 March 2004.
Zapatero has always claimed to base his political activity on his love of dialogue.
Zapatero has insisted on this point so many times that the term talante has become very popular in Spain.
Because of this supposed tactic, Zapatero received nicknames like "" or "Sosoman" (where "Soso" -- meaning dull, insipid, bore -- replaces "Super" in "Superman"), especially in the first months after being appointed General Secretary.
Zapatero was the main proponent of the "Pacto de las Libertades contra el Terrorismo" ("Anti Terrorist Freedom pact) which was signed on 8 December 2000.
Leader Pushes Spain to Left, Rejecting Calls to Slow DownBy RENWICK McLEANDispensing with the moderation of previous Socialist governments, Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has opened rifts in a country long dominated by religious conservatism.
Spanish Policeman Is Killed in Attack in FranceBy VICTORIA BURNETTA Spanish policeman was shot dead in southern France on Saturday by members of the Basque militant group ETA.
the XXII Congress of the Socialist International, Sao Paulo (Brasil) 2003.
fact that his first surname is actually Rodriguez.
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Zapatero is younger than the leaders of Europe's largest countries.
Zapatero is married to Sonsoles Espinosa, a music teacher and singer, and has two daughters.
While some speculated that McCain either did not know who Zapatero was or thought he was some “Latin American bad guy,” McCain’s top foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann said McCain was not confused.
MADRID, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Tuesday he saw no reason why ratings agency Standard Poors.
MADRID, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Spain will continue to run a public deficit in 2010, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Tuesday.
As a result, Zapatero was nominated as prime minister by King Juan Carlos and elected by the Congress.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was born in Valladolid to Juan Rodríguez García-Lozano, a lawyer, and Purificación Zapatero.
His paternal grandfather, Juan Rodríguez Lozano, was a freemason and a Republican captain executed by Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War, after an act of treason from the PSOE people in Valladolid, before Rodriguez Zapatero was born.
Zapatero was born in Valladolid not only because of his mother's attachment to her family, who lived there, but also because of the medical profession of her father.
Zapatero has said that, as a youngster, "as I remember it, I used to participate in late night conversations with my father and brother about politics, law or literature.
From childhood until his late twenties, Zapatero was known to his friends by the nickname "Papes", inspired by the name of a brand of shoes called Hush Puppies that used a puppy with swollen cheeks in its advertisements similar to those of Zapatero when he was a child.
Rodríguez Zapatero met his wife, Sonsoles Espinosa in León in 1981.
Zapatero has never served in the military, which was generally compulsory in Spain until recently: he received successive deferments because of his conditions as a university student and a teaching assistant.
In 1977, the year of the first democratic elections after Franco, Zapatero supported both the Communist and Socialist Parties.
Zapatero was elected as Secretary General at that conference, leading to a period of stability.
Zapatero was himself accused of irregularities.
Zapatero was finally reelected secretary general with 68 percent of the ballots in the 7th Regional Conference held in July 1994, following the removal of the false memberships.
Zapatero had personally directed the electoral campaign.
The following year, Zapatero was elected again Secretary General of León and after the national conference held by the party that year he entered the National Executive (the party governing body.
When Spain's Socialists ousted the conservative Popular Party four years ago, Jos Luis Rodrguez Zapatero took the surprise election victory as a mandate for fundamental change.
Yet the most important advice Zapatero received from the "Council of Sages" as the media dubbed the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee of Progressive Intellectuals may have been less about the substance of his platform than the manner in which he and his party deliver it.
This time around, Zapatero remains popular, and is currently ahead in the polls.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Tuesday he saw no reason why ratings agency Standard Poor's should downgrade the.
Since then, Mr Zapatero has taken a harder line against the group.
Born in August 1960, Mr Zapatero is grandson of a Republican army officer shot during the civil war.
Before his election in 2004, Mr Zapatero had never held ministerial office, despite being in politics for years and rising quickly through the party ranks.
Mr Zapatero is married to an opera singer, the soprano Sonsoles Espinosa.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Friday that he believed Spain would beat Germany in the final of Euro 2008.
English: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is a Spanish politician and, as of 2007, the Prime Minister of Spain.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was an hour away from visiting the White House, a goal he had chased since taking office four years ago.
John McCain makes Spanish gaffs during interviewPosted on 09-19-2008John McCain doesn't want to meet Spain's socialist leader anytime soon, and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said yesterday he's in no rush to get chummy with McCain either.
Spain's Zapatero: no reason for S ratings changeReuters 1/13/2009 11:06:41 AMSpanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Tuesday he saw no reason why ratings agency Standard & Poor's should downgrade the.
Since he was elected, Zapatero has mainly targeted social issues within Spain, including his controversial decision to legalize of Same-Sex Marriage.
Zapatero was the son of a lawyer and the grandson of a Republican army officer executed by Gen.
Zapatero was sworn in as prime minister on April 17, 2004, and he subsequently appointed a cabinet that combined established and emerging figures, half of whom were women.
In response to two long-standing issues, the status of Catalonia and of the Basque Country, Zapatero supported the declaration of nationhood for Catalonia in 2006 and pledged not to yield to ETA terrorism, respectively.
The Basque separatist group ETA is more "isolated" than ever, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said late Thursday, ruling out fresh talks with them.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said his government is no longer prepared to negotiate with ETA to put an end to Basque separatist violence, according to an interview published Sunday.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said the government will hold talks to secure a lasting peace with the Basque separatist group ETA.
Socialist Party leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been sworn in as Spain's prime minister.
Socialist Party leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has won a parliamentary vote to become the Spanish prime minister.
Prime Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has pledged not to give in to terrorists, bristling at the notion that the Spanish are "cowards" when it comes to facing terrorism.
Born Aug 4 1960, Zapatero is the son of a lawyer and grandson of a Republican army officer killed by Francos forces during the Spanish Civil War.
Tall, thin and well-dressed, Zapatero has a calm, friendly manner and deep, sonorous voice that offset his image as wide-eyed and awkward.
Zapatero is a product of the party.
Belonging to the Spanish Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE), Zapatero was nominated prime minister by King Juan Carlos the First.
But Zapatero was so impressed by Gonzalez's speech that in 1979 two years after the party became legal he joined.
BackyardElectionVineTop of the VineNewsvine LiveNewsvine ArchivesLeaderboardThe GreenhouseNewsvine ToolsRecommended ArticlesWall of Vineness FeedsUse RSS for your newsreader and JSS (javascript) for an existing blog:RSS: Wire VineRSS: WireRSS: VineJSS: Wire VineJSS: WireJSS: Vine+ Add To NetvibesZapatero Sworn in As Spain's PMApr 12 - By Harold Heckle, Associated Press WriterJose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was sworn in Saturday for his second term as prime minister.
Later on Juan would earn a law degree and work as an attorney in León in 1950, the city where Zapatero was born ten years later.
Zapatero was only sixteen when he attended Felipe González Marquez’s first public appearance in August of 1976 in Gijón, a city in northern Spain situated the Region of Asturias.
During his college years Zapatero was impressed by the movie Johny got his gun.
Zapatero married Sónsoles in 1990 in a traditional catholic ceremony, a decision taken by an agnostic Zapatero to satisfy his mother-in-law, which Oscar Campillo (Zapatero’s biography writer) thinks was a move that reflects his pragmatism.
Zapatero was born in 1960 in the city of Valladolid, north of Madrid.
Zapatero was sixteen years old at the time.
By 1988 Zapatero had been elected secretary-general of the PSOE chapter in Len province.
Zapatero took a strong stance against the war.
Zapatero was sworn into office on April 17, 2004, by King Juan Carlos at Madrids Zarzuela Palace.
When Jos Luis Rodrguez Zapatero came to power four years ago, it caught nearly everyone by surprise.
Indeed, Zapatero has a particular ability to get under the skin of conservatives in Spain.
Zapatero has never lost an election, and was the youngest MP in the country's history when he was elected to parliament in 1986.
Spanish relations and Zapatero has never had a formal, face-to-face meeting with President Bush.
For this historic achievement that has inspired people worldwide, Prime Minister Zapatero has been named Person of the Year by the online editors of PlanetOut Inc.
Apart from a stint as a law teacher, Zapatero has devoted his entire life to politics, and was the youngest member of parliament in 1986.
Zapatero was born in Valladolid on Aug 4, 1960, and studied law.