Pedro Sánchez announces his new government to "provide the country with stability for the next four years"

President's News - 2023.11.20

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Moncloa Palace, Madrid

Sánchez has announced that the new coalition government between the Socialist Party and SUMAR will have four female vice-presidents and 22 ministries, and will have more female ministers than male ministers: 12 women and 10 men. "A team that combines renewal with permanence, experience with youth. A government of women and men to bring stability to the country for the next four years," the president stressed.

He also stressed that this is "a team with a high political profile for a legislature with a high political profile" and of "people capable of managing, but also of reaching agreements and explaining them publicly".

New ministers

The ministers in the new cabinet are as follows:

  • First Vice-President and Minister for Economy, Trade and Companies, Nadia María Calviño Santamaría.
  • Second Vice-President and Minister for Work and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz Pérez.
  • Third Vice-President and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera Rodríguez.
  • Fourth Vice-President and Minister for Treasury and Public Function, María Jesús Montero Cuadrado.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares.
  • Minister for the Presidency, Justice and Parliamentary Relations, Félix Bolaños.
  • Minister for Defence, Margarita Robles.
  • Minister for Home Affairs, Fernando Grande-Marlaska.
  • Minister for Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Óscar Puente.
  • Minister for Education, Vocational Training and Sport; and Government Spokesperson, Pilar Alegría.
  • Minister for Industry and Tourism, Jordi Hereu.
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas.
  • Minister for Territorial Policy and Democratic Memory, Ángel Víctor Torres.
  • Minister for Housing and Urban Agenda, Isabel Rodríguez.
  • Minister for Culture, Ernest Urtasun.
  • Minister for Health, Mónica García.
  • Minister for Social Rights, Consumer Affairs and Agenda 2030, Pablo Bustinduy.
  • Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities, Diana Morant.
  • Minister for Equality, Ana Redondo.
  • Minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Elma Saiz.
  • Minister for Digital Transformation, José Luis Escrivá.
  • Minister for Youth and Children, Sira Rego.

A continuity government in economic affairs, which will prioritise social policies, dialogue and negotiation.

During his appearance, the president of the Government of Spain stressed that "Spain is stronger than it was five years ago", but "there is still a lot to do" and the new progressive coalition government "has more desire, determination and enthusiasm than ever".

Sánchez stressed that the new government "will have a strong feminist accent with four female vice-presidents and more female ministers than male ministers". Furthermore, he explained that "it will have continuity in economic affairs and in the so-called state ministries" and "he will prioritise social policies and more specifically housing and policies dedicated to young people".

On the other hand, the head of the Executive has pointed out that the new Government will introduce "new priorities", with the "creation of new ministries such as the Ministry of Housing and Urban Agenda, the Ministry of Digital Transformation or the Ministry of Youth and Children. And it will prioritise dialogue and negotiation in a legislature that will be key for Spain's social and territorial cohesion".

A high-profile political team

Pedro Sánchez also wanted to stress that we are at the beginning of "a legislature with a high political profile" and for this "we must have a team that is up to the task, a team with a high political profile. A solvent and solid government to offer security in a country and in a world, shaken by great transformations and challenges".

Likewise, the president highlighted the preparation and competence of all the members of the new Executive, as well as their backgrounds, many of them forged in regional and local politics.

Thanks to the outgoing ministers

Sánchez wanted to say a few words of thanks to the men and women who will no longer form part of the government, to whom he expressed his "recognition and gratitude for the great work they have done".

In this regard, he recalled that they have been ministers who have faced unprecedented situations, such as the Covid pandemic or the war in Ukraine and its humanitarian, political and socio-economic consequences.

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