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Pedro Solbes Mira (b. August 31, 1942 in Pinoso, Alicante) is a Spanish economist. While independent in the sense of not affiliated to any party, his various ministerial roles in Spain have always been within Socialist Workers' Party cabinets. His most recent ministerial positions were Second Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance in the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero which he held from 2004 to 2009.

He had previously been Agriculture and Fisheries minister (1991-1993) and Finance minister (1993-1996) and deputy representing Alicante for the same party until 1999.

Appointed by then Spanish premier José María Aznar (of the main competing party Partido Popular) he was a European commissioner for Monetary affairs in the European Commission presided by Romano Prodi (the Prodi Commission).

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