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Carme Chacón

This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Chacón and the second is Piqueras.
Carme Chacón
Minister of Defence
In office
14 April 2008 – 22 December 2011
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded by José Antonio Alonso
Succeeded by Pedro Morenés
Personal details
Born Carme Chacón Piqueras
(1971-03-13) March 13, 1971 (age 43)
Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
Political party PSOE (PSC)
Spouse(s) Miguel Barroso
Children Miquel
Alma mater University of Barcelona
Occupation Lawyer

Carme Chacón Piqueras (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkarmə tʃəˈkom piˈkeɾəs]; born 13 March 1971) is a Spanish politician who was Minister of Defence from 2008 to 2011 in the cabinet led by Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. She is married and gave birth to her first child, a son named Miquel on 19 May 2008.[1]

She was born in Esplugues de Llobregat in the Catalan county of Baix Llobregat. She holds a bachelor in Law from the University of Barcelona, and she conducted her postgraduate study at Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto), the University of Kingston and Laval University in Quebec City. She worked as a lecturer of Constitutional Law at the University of Girona.

Chacón is a member of the Socialists' Party of Catalonia and Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. She has been a PSOE member of parliament for Barcelona since the 2000 election, the vice-president of the Spanish Congress of Deputies (Lower House) in José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's legislature and she was later named minister of Housing after María Antonia Trujillo before becoming Minister of Defence in April 2008. She was the first female Minister of Defence in Spain, which, together with the fact that she was seven months pregnant at the time, was considered a significant development by the press.[2][3]

After José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced he was not going to run in 2012 elections, she was widely assumed to run for her party primaries to happen during Autumn 2011. However, after the failure of the PSOE in 2011 Local Elections she announced that she withdraw from the race.[4]

With the landslide defeat of the PSOE Zapatero Government in the November 2011 legislative elections, Chacon ceded the Defence Minister's post to Pedro Morenés in December 2011.

She filed to be PSOE's General Secretary. On 4 February 2012 she lost to Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba 487 to 465 votes [5] in the 38th congress of the party.

In purely Catalan politics she is actively opposed to the independence of the region.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Margarita Mariscal de Gante
Congress of Deputies Vice-President
Succeeded by
Carmen Calvo
Preceded by
María Antonia Trujillo
Minister of Housing of Spain
Succeeded by
Beatriz Corredor
Preceded by
José Antonio Alonso
Minister of Defence of Spain
Succeeded by
Pedro Morenés
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Barcelona
Succeeded by
Title jointly held

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