XII Legislature (June 2018)

Cabinet from 7 June to date

On 1 June 2018, the vote of no confidence is passed, presented in the Lower House of Parliament by the Socialist Group against the government of Mariano Rajoy. Consequently, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón is invested as the new President of the Government and Mariano Rajoy is removed from office. The government of Mariano Rajoy remains as a caretaker government until 7 June.

On 2 June, the Official State Gazette (Spanish acronym: BOE) publishes the Royal Decree with the appointment of Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón as President of the Government, the seventh of the democracy. He is sworn into office before the King at Zarzuela Palace on the same day.

On 6 June, the new President of the Government announced the composition of his government at Moncloa Palace.

Pool Moncloa/J.M. Cuadrado

On 7 June, the BOE publishes the Royal Decree appointing the Vice-President of the Government and the Royal Decree appointing his Cabinet ministers, who are sworn into office before the King at Zarzuela Palace.

The government is made up of:

  • President of the Government: Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón
  • Vice-President of the Government and Minister for the Presidency, Parliamentary Relations and Equality: María del Carmen Calvo Poyato
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation: Josep Borrell Fontelles
  • Minister for Justice: Dolores Delgado García
  • Minister for Defence: Margarita Robles Fernández
  • Minister for the Treasury: María Jesús Montero Cuadrado
  • Minister for Home Affairs: Fernando Grande-Marlaska Gómez
  • Minister for Public Works: José Luis Ábalos Meco
  • Minister for Education and Vocational Training and Government Spokesperson: María Isabel Celaá Diéguez
  • Minister for Work, Migration and Social Security: Magdalena Valerio Cordero
  • Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism: Reyes Maroto Illera
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Luis Planas Puchades
  • Minister for Territorial Policy and Public Function: Meritxell Batet Lamaña
  • Minister for Ecological Transition: Teresa Ribera Rodríguez
  • Minister for Culture and Sport: Màxim Huerta Hernández*
  • Minister for the Economy and Business: Nadia Calviño Santamaría
  • Minister for Health, Consumption and Social Well-being: Carmen Montón Giménez**
  • Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities: Pedro Francisco Duque Duque

*On 13 June 2018, José Guirao Cabrera was appointed as Minister for Culture and Sport, after the removal of Máxim Huerta Hernández.

**On 11 September 2018, María Luisa Carcedo Roces was appointed as Minister for Health, Consumption and Social Well-being, after the removal of Carmen Montón Giménez.

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