José Antonio Griñán Martínez (Madrid, 7 de junio de 1946), también conocido como Pepe Griñán, es un político español, actual Presidente de la Junta de Andalucía y Presidente del Partido Socialista Obrero Español.
Actual diputado por la provincia de Córdoba en el Parlamento andaluz, desde el 21 de abril de 2009 ocupa el cargo de presidente de la Junta de Andalucía, en sustitución de Manuel Chaves cuando éste fue nombrado vicepresidente del Gobierno de España. El 3 de mayo de 2012 fue investido, por segunda vez consecutiva, presidente de la Junta de Andalucía.
En las elecciones del 25 de marzo de 2012 encabezó la lista del PSOE por la provincia de Sevilla, obteniendo un respaldo del 39,5% del electorado andaluz, lo que supuso alcanzar un representación de 47 parlamentarios. Tras alcanzar un acuerdo de gobierno con IU, es investido de nuevo Presidente de la Junta de Andalucía el 3 de mayo de 2012, encabezando un gobierno de coalición PSOE-IU.
José Antonio Griñán Martínez (b. June 7, 1946) is a Spanish politician. He is the chairman of the centre-left Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), and since April 23, 2009, he has held the position of President of the Andalusian Autonomous Government.
He replaced Manuel Chaves when Chaves was named Third Vice President of the Government of Spain in charge of Territorial Policy. As of 2012, Griñán is a Member of the Andalusian Parliament for the district of Seville elected at the 2012 election.
Born in Madrid in 1946, his family moved to Andalusia.
He graduated in Law at the University of Seville, and started a public service career, finishing with the third best result on the 1969 competitive examination for the position of junior labour inspector, his first assignment was in 1970 in Zaragoza and he finally established in 1974, in Seville.
He joined the PSOE at the beginning of the 1980s. In 1986 he was named vice minister of Health. In 1987 he was named Technical Secretary General of the Andalusian Labour Ministry and in 1990 was named as Minister of Health in the first government of Manuel Chaves. There, he served as twice as a minister during the Felipe González presidency: from 1992 to 1993 at the Ministry of Health and Consumption and from 1993 to 1996 at Ministry Labour and Social Affairs. From March 2004 he served instead as deputy for Córdoba in the Parliament of Andalusia. In April 2004, Manuel Chaves named him Minister of Economy and Finance, and later, in 2008, he was given the additional role of Second Vice President of Andalusia. On April 5, 2009, after the naming of Chaves as their Vice President of Spain. On April 22, 2009 Griñán was voted in as President of Andalusia by the Andalusian parliament. He took office April 23.
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