José María is a Spaniard politician. Married with two children, he has a degree in Law by Complutense University of Madrid.
Aznar started in the public sector, specifically, as an Inspector of the Finances of the State, until he became Spains 4th president in the democratic period initialized with 1978's Constitution by the People's Party.
As a young man, he worked in the FES (Frente de Estudiantes Sindicalistas), this movement left a conservative democrat thinking.
He led the Junta of Castile and León from 1987 to 1989 and was Leader of the Opposition at the national level from 1989 to 1996. In 1995, he survived an assassination attempt from the Basque separatist group ETA.
Aznar remains active in the private sector, and he sometimes gives his views on the politics of Spain. He was also a member of the Council of State from 2005 to 2006. He is the president of Spanish think tank FAES and is a director of News Corporation. He held the honorary (symbolic) presidency of the PP until 2016, when he renounced to the title.