Pedro Sánchez

Pedro Sanchez – King Felipe VI of Spain Receives New Secretary General of Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) Pedro Sanchez – Zarzuela Palace – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 29 February, 1972

Ethnicity: Spanish

Pedro Sánchez is a Spanish politician. He has served as the Prime Minister of Spain, since 2 June, 2018; and as the Secretary General of the PSOE, since 17 June, 2017, and previously from 26 July, 2014 to 1 October, 2016.

His father, Pedro Sánchez Hernández, is a socialist entrepreneur, and is from Anchuras, Ciudad Real. His mother, Magdalena Pérez-Castejón y Barrios, is a social security worker, and is from Puente Vallecas, Madrid, Madrid.

Pedro has two children with his former wife, María Begoña Gómez Fernández.

Some sources erroneously reported that Pedro’s maternal grandfather was Spanish Army officer Antonio Castejón Espinosa.

Pedro has also been an Alderman of Madrid, from 18 May, 2004 to 15 September, 2009, a member of the Congress of Deputies, from 15 September, 2009 to 27 September, 2011, and again from 10 January, 2013 to 29 October, 2016, and Leader of the Opposition, from 26 July, 2014 to 1 October, 2016, and again from 18 June, 2017 to 2 June, 2018.

Pedro’s paternal grandparents were Juan Sánchez and Ángela Hernández.

Pedro’s maternal grandfather was Mateo Pérez-Castejón y Díez (the son of Juan Pérez-Castejón y Marín and Isabel Díez Quesada). Mateo was born in Lorca, Murcia.

Pedro’s maternal grandmother was Inés Barrios Jiménez (the daughter of Baldomero Barrios Aranda and Encarnación Jiménez Ros). Inés was born in Puente Vallecas. Baldomero was born in Villacañas, Toledo. Encarnación was born in Cartagena, Murcia.

Source: Genealogy of Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.euskalnet.net

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