The Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, will join the federal executive of the PSOE as Secretary of Democratic Memory and Secularism, a position in which he will relieve Patxi López, who in turn will be the new spokesperson for the socialist group in Congress. This has been advanced by socialist sources to La Vanguardia. With the arrival of Iceta, the Ferraz executive gains more political weight to face the new electoral cycle in Spain, according to Pedro Sánchez's claim.
Iceta will thus be the seventh minister of the Government of Sánchez to take a seat in the federal executive of the PSOE, where the head of the Education portfolio, Pilar Alegría, who will now be the new spokesperson for Ferraz, in addition to Félix Bolaños, Isabel Rodríguez, María José Montero, Carolina Darias and Diana Morant.
Previously Minister of Territorial Policy, and of Culture since July 2021, the veteran Iceta (Barcelona, 1960) has already accumulated a long political career. He is currently the president of the PSC, a formation of which he was the first secretary between 2014 and 2021, and to his credit is the recomposition of Catalan socialism in the face of the development of the independence process in Catalonia.
Socialist sources have also confirmed to La Vanguardia that the socialist spokesperson in the Senate, the Catalan Eva Granados, will remain in her position in the new organization chart of the PSOE that Pedro Sánchez is designing and that it will be ratified in the federal committee of the party that will be held this Saturday in Ferraz. Granados (Barcelona, 1975) was, among other positions, deputy first secretary of the PSC and spokesperson for the Catalan socialists in Parliament.