The new ministers and vice presidents of the Government of the PSOE and Unidas Podemos have promised their positions this Monday in the Audience Hall of the Palacio de la Zarzuela and the second vice president and minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has resorted to the formula “Council of Ministers “.

In a ceremony held before Sánchez and before King Felipe VI, Nadia Calviño, Yolanda Díaz and Teresa Ribera took office as first, second and third vice presidents, respectively. They have done so before a facsimile copy of the Constitution edited by the Cortes Generales in 1980, opened by Article 100 of Title IV, which deals with the Government and the Administration.

Until now, Carmen Calvo was the first vice president and Calviño, Díaz y Ribera held the Second, Third and Fourth Vice Presidencies, but the departure of the Government of the until now Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory has led to these changes.

In the case of Díaz, he has distanced himself from the rest of his colleagues because he has finished his promise by saying that he will keep “the secret of the deliberations of the Council of Ministers”, instead of the “Council of Ministers.” After the departures and appointments announced last Saturday by Sánchez in the remodeling of the Executive, it is made up of fourteen ministers (64.6% of the total) and eight ministers.


The first to assume her new position this Monday has been the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop – formerly president of the Senate -, who takes her place as Notary Major of the Kingdom, and has been followed by Calviño, Díaz and Ribera.

Subsequently, José Manuel Albares have done the same as Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation; María Jesús Montero as Minister of Finance and Public Function; Raquel Sánchez as Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda; Pilar Alegría as Minister of Education and Vocational Training; Félix Bolaños as Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory; Isabel Rodríguez as Minister of Territorial Policy; Miquel Iceta as Minister of Culture and Sports; and Diana Morant as Minister of Science and Innovation.

Apart from Calvo, the other ministers who have left the Government are Arancha González Laya (Foreign Affairs), José Luis Ábalos (Transport), Isabel Celaá (Education), Pedro Duque (Science) and José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes (Culture and Sports).

To end the ceremony held in Zarzuela, the twelve ministers and vice presidents posed for a group photograph with the head of state and Sánchez. In the first row were the president, Felipe VI, the three vice presidents, Pilar Llop and Félix Bolaños, and the other members of the Government lined up in a second row.

The event was also attended by the head of the Casa del Rey, Jaime Alfonsín Alfonso, the general secretary of this institution, Domingo Martínez Palomo, and the head of the Military Room of the Casa del Rey, Emilio Juan Gracia. To attest, the general director of Legal Security and Public Faith, Sofía Puente Santiago, has been there.

By Editor

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