Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The new ministers have pledged their positions and own their portfolios

Loss 22 ministers that make up the new coalition government led by Pedro Sánchez, including its four vice presidents, pledged their positions this Tuesday before King Felipe VI in a protocol ceremony at Zarzuela Palace.

As the President of the Government of Spain did on Friday, after obtaining the support of 179 deputies of Congress the previous day, the 22 members of the new executive of the coalition, made up of PSOE and Sumar, They have individually pledged their position in the Constitution once the respective royal orders of their appointment have been read.

They all promised, from their “conscience and honor, to faithfully fulfill the obligations” of their position, “with loyalty to the king and to preserve and ensure the preservation of the Constitution as a fundamental rule of the state, as well as to keep secret the deliberations of the Council of Ministers”, although at this point there are many who also said, “and as ministers”.

Bolaños, the first

The first to do this was the new head of the Presidency, Justice, and Relations with the Cortes, Félix Bolaños, who, together with the king, presided over the event as the chief notary of the kingdom.

Next, the four vice presidents passed, starting with the Minister of Economy, Commerce, and Business, Nadia Calviño. He was followed by the second vice president and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz; the third and Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera; and the new fourth vice president and Minister of Finance and Public Function, María Jesús Montero.

They have been followed Heads of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares; of Defense, Margarita Robles; and of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska. The first new minister from the socialist wing who promised the position is the head of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Óscar Puente.

It was followed by the head of Education, Vocational Training, and Sports, Pilar Alegría, who will also be the spokesperson for this legislature, followed by the Minister of Industry and Tourism, Jordi Hereu; that of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Luis Planas; the new head of Territorial Policy and Democratic Memory, Ángel Víctor Torres; and the Minister of Housing and Urban Agenda, Isabel Rodríguez.

At this point, the new ministers in Sumar are starting with the head of culture, Ernest Urtasun, followed by the Minister of Health, Mónica García, and the Minister of Social Rights, Consumption, and Agenda 2030, Pablo Bustinduy.

Behind them is the Minister of Science, Innovation, and Universities, Diana Morant; and in Parity, Ana Redondo, who, when she finished her promise after realizing that she only mentioned the ministers, added “and ministers, of course.”

The parade was completed by the new Minister of Inclusion, Social Security, and Migration, Elma Saiz; that of Digital Transformation, José Luis Escrivá; and Youth and Youth, Sira Rego.

Once the process was complete, the 22 ministers greeted Felipe VI and appeared with him and the President of the Government of Spain for a photo, the first of the new executive.

In addition to Sánchez, the presidents of the Congress and the Senate, Francina Armengol and Pedro Rollán, as well as the president of the Constitutional Court, Cándido Conde-Pumpido, and the president of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), are present in that movement. Vicente Guilarte.

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