These are the ministers of the new Government of Pedro Sánchez

The re-elected President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, already has a new Government.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
19 November 2023 Sunday 15:37
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These are the ministers of the new Government of Pedro Sánchez

The re-elected President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, already has a new Government. During this morning the names that will make up the new coalition Executive of PSOE and Sumar have been known, and that Sánchez will officially announce at noon. It is made up of 22 ministers, 12 of whom are women. There are 17 portfolios occupied by socialists and 5, by the formation led by Yolanda Díaz.

These are the names and portfolios of the new Council of Ministers, who will be sworn in this Monday and will take office tomorrow, Tuesday:

The first vice president of the Government of Pedro Sánchez repeats her position after the previous legislature. Nadia Calviño, also Minister of Economic Affairs in this and one of the six everlasting socialists in the Government, is still awaiting the next steps of her candidacy to direct the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Yolanda Díaz, the leader of Sumar, also repeats as Second Vice President and Minister of Labor. Among the challenges announced for this new legislature is the reduction of the working day, a new workers' statute and a tax reform.

Teresa Ribera also repeats as Third Vice President and Minister of Ecological Transition. Ribera occupies another of the portfolios that has not changed the person in charge in all the Sánchez governments.

The Ministry of Finance and Public Function continues to be headed by Maria Jesús Montero, again also the fourth vice president of the executive. In Sánchez's first government, Montero was spokesperson.

Félix Bolaños has become part of Sánchez's hard core this legislature with a super ministry: Presidency, Justice and Relations with the courts. The 47-year-old Madrid lawyer was the promoter of the Amnesty law.

The continuity of some of the ministers in question has surprised, such as that of Fernando Grande-Marlaska, at the head of the Ministry of the Interior, about whom the pools placed more outside than inside the new government as a consequence of the successive crises that have affected his portfolio, with powers in immigration and asylum matters.

Margarita Robles also keeps her wallet. Robles maintains the Ministry of Defense after a term marked by the wars in Ukraine and Gaza.

The diplomat José Manuel Albares repeats in the government of Pedro Sánchez after landing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2021 with the challenge of directing relations with Morocco.

The general secretary of the PSOE of the Canary Islands and former president of the community from 2019 to 2023, Ángel Víctor Torres, is the new Minister of Territorial Policy and Democratic Memory of the Sánchez Government.

The leader of Más Madrid, Mónica García, has won the Health portfolio. García became known in social circles in 2013, within the Association of Medical Specialists of Madrid, which ended up leading the White Tide in opposition to the privatization project of six public hospitals in Madrid.

Another surprise: Jordi Hereu, former mayor of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011, will be Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. His political career has developed almost entirely in the City Council of the Catalan capital, where he promoted the controversial referendum to reform the Diagonal - where four out of five citizens voted no - which, despite its failure, ended in the reform of the road. .

From his controversial meeting in an Ave with an ultra to being responsible for the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility. Óscar Puente, who was Feijóo's scourge in the popular leader's investiture attempt, will be in charge of managing the transfer of Rodalies.

Pedro Sánchez maintains in the Council of Ministers the until now Government Spokesperson and Minister of Territorial Policy, Isabel Rodríguez, from Ciudad Real, who now holds a new portfolio: Housing and Urban Agenda.

Pilar Alegría adds to her Ministry of Education the Sports responsibilities that until now fell to Culture and will also replace Isabel Rodríguez as spokesperson for the new Government of Pedro Sánchez. Alegría will combine her role as spokesperson for the party, she stated that she took over in July 2022 when replacing Felipe Sicilia, with the spokesperson for the Executive.

Elma Saiz will leave the Ministry of the Treasury of Navarra to be Minister of Social Security. A university professor, she was also a Government delegate in Navarra between 2008 and 2012 and has been a councilor in the Pamplona City Council for a brief period, from June 2019 to August 2019.

Where there have been no surprises has been in the appointment of Ernest Urtasun. The MEP will assume the Culture portfolio, without the Sports appendix, which until now was headed by the president of the PSC, Miquel Iceta.

José Luis Escrivá replaces him as the new Minister of Digital Transformation. The new destination of the until now Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration has been one of the surprises of the Executive announced this Monday by Sánchez, who has decided to give more weight to the Digital Transformation powers with the creation of his own ministry

The big unknown was in the Ministry of Equality: Ana Redondo García, a member of the PSOE, will replace Irene Montero (Vamos) as head of the portfolio in the new Government of Pedro Sánchez. Until now she was a councilor for the socialist group in the Valladolid City Council in opposition and with Óscar Puente as mayor she was a Councilor for Culture and Tourism from 2015 until this year.

The former secretary of Podemos International, Pablo Bustinduy, left politics in 2019 troubled by the breakup between Pablo Iglesias and Íñigo Errejón. Always considered an Errejón supporter, Bustinduy, who was then number one on the Unidas Podemos candidacy for the European elections, was in turn very close to Iglesias and decided not to accompany Errejón in the founding of Más Madrid. However, just a month after Errejón's departure, Bustinduy announced to Iglesias his decision to abandon active politics. Today he has been appointed as Minister of Social Rights and Consumer Affairs.

The socialist Diana Morant, who has been Minister of Science and Innovation since July 2021, repeats her position and expands her powers to Universities, which until now had an independent ministry led by Joan Subirats, from Sumar.

Graduated in human nutrition and dietetics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Sira Rego (Valencia, 1973) focused her training on projects related to sexual and reproductive health. Today she has received the portfolio of the Ministry of Children and Youth, with sex-affective education and the use of smartphones among minors as a backdrop.

Luis Planas will continue to lead the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, five years after a first inauguration in which no one could even imagine that reality would put on the table a pandemic, a volcano, Filomena or a war that would challenge global food security.