Women make up greater than half of ministers within the new Cabinet of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

MADRID — Women will maintain 12 of the 22 posts within the new authorities named Monday by Spain’s not too long ago reelected Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

“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 mentioned.

The Cabinet will embody 9 new ministers whereas key posts stay unchanged. Nadia Calviño retains the financial system portfolio, José Manuel Albares stays in control of international affairs and Margarita Robles stays at protection.

Sánchez’s Socialist social gathering will maintain 17 ministries and its leftist Sumar (Joining Forces) coalition companion may have 5 portfolios.

The outgoing authorities’s former far-left coalition companion, Unidas Podemos (Unite We Can), may have no ministries. The social gathering’s former star, Equality Minister Irene Montero, will probably be changed by Ana Redondo of the Socialist social gathering.

Sánchez was reelected prime minister on Thursday with backing from 179 lawmakers in Spain‘s 350-seat parliament. His election was opposed by 171 deputies from the center-right Popular Party and the far-right Vox.

His new term has gotten off to a stormy start after he clinched the support in parliament of two Catalan separatist parties in exchange for a controversial amnesty proposal for hundreds of people in legal trouble over the Catalonia region’s failed secession try in 2017.

The proposal has triggered huge protests referred to as by the Popular Party and Vox. Several held by excessive right-wing teams near the Socialist social gathering’s headquarters in Madrid resulted in clashes with police.

Speaking Monday, Sánchez promised to “prioritize dialogue and negotiation in a legislature that will be key for the social and territorial cohesion of Spain.”

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