Sanchez´s New Government Sworn In At Zarzuela Palace

A day after Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced his new Spanish cabinet, the official swearing ceremony took place today in front of King Felipe at the Zarzuela Palace.

The new government was formed following last Thursday´s investure vote which he won by 179 to 171 to form his third administration.

The coalition government between the Socialist Party and SUMAR has four female deputy prime ministers and 22 ministries and will have more female ministers than male ministers: 12 women and 10 men. “A team that combines renewal with permanence, experience with youth. A government of women and men to bring stability to the country for the next four years,” the prime minister stressed.

He also stressed that this is “a team with a high political profile for a legislature with a high political profile” and of “people capable of managing, but also of reaching agreements and explaining them publicly”.

‘The new government is going to have a marked feminist accent with four women deputy prime ministers and more female ministers than male ministers,’ Sánchez said.

His PSOE party holds 17 cabinet seats to Sumar´s five.

The core group of cabinet posts — known as ‘state ministries’ in Spain — remains mostly unchanged, with the ministers of foreign affairs (José Manuel Albares), interior (Fernando Grande-Marlaska) and defence (Margarita Robles) staying on.

Economy Minister Nadia Calviño also keeps her role for now as she bids to become president of the European Investment Bank. Sánchez will only replace her if she gets the job in the coming weeks.

Speaking at the press conference, Sanchez stressed that Spain “ is stronger than it was five years ago”, but “there is still a lot to do” and the new progressive coalition government “has more desire, determination and enthusiasm than ever”.

The new government  “will have a strong feminist accent with four female vice-presidents and more female ministers than male ministers”. Furthermore, he explained that “it will have continuity in economic affairs and in the so-called state ministries” and “he will prioritise social policies and more specifically housing and policies dedicated to young people”.

The ministers in the new cabinet are as follows:

  • First Vice-President and Minister for Economy, Trade and Companies, Nadia Calviño.
  • Second Vice-President and Minister for Work and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz.
  • Third Vice-President and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera.
  • Fourth Vice-President and Minister for Treasury and Public Function, María Jesús Montero.
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares.
  • Minister for the Presidency, Justice and Parliamentary Relations, Félix Bolaños.
  • Minister for Defence, Margarita Robles.
  • Minister for Home Affairs, Fernando Grande-Marlaska.
  • Minister for Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Óscar Puente.
  • Minister for Housing and Urban Agenda, Isabel Rodríguez.
  • Minister for Education, Vocational Training and Sport; and Government Spokesperson, Pilar Alegría.
  • Minister for Industry and Tourism, Jordi Hereu.
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas.
  • Minister for Territorial Policy and Democratic Memory, Ángel Víctor Torres.
  • Minister for Culture, Ernest Urtasun.
  • Minister for Health, Mónica García.
  • Minister for Social Rights, Consumer Affairs and Agenda 2030, Pablo Bustinduy.
  • Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities, Diana Morant.
  • Minister for Equality, Ana Redondo.
  • Minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Elma Saiz.
  • Minister for Digital Transformation, José Luis Escrivá.
  • Minister for Youth and Children, Sira Rego.



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