This is the new Spanish government led by Pedro Sánchez

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MADRID – Spain’s new government, led by Pedro Sánchez, keeps the same 22 ministries as the previous legislature. Five are under Sumar’s influence.

The cabinet balances gender with 12 women and 11 men. It features six Madrid ministers, one less Catalan, and an average ministerial age of just over 52.7 years.

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Four Vice Presidents

The new cabinet includes four vice presidents, an increase from the previous term. Nadia Calviño serves as First Vice President and Minister of Economy. Yolanda Díaz is the Second Vice President and Minister of Labour. Teresa Ribera holds the Third Vice Presidency and the Ministry of Ecological Transition. María Jesús Montero is the Fourth Vice President and Minister of Finance. Sánchez’s first cabinet, formed in June 2018, started with 18 members and expanded to 23 post-December 2019 elections and the coalition with Podemos.

Gender dominance and experience

Sánchez’s governments have consistently featured more women than men. The percentage of women has never fallen below 47.8%. The last government included five non-PSOE ministers, now reduced to four. Six ministers from Sánchez’s initial June 2018 cabinet remain. In total, 51 individuals have served in various capacities since Sánchez’s tenure began.

Ministerial profiles

  • Félix Bolaños: Minister of the Presidency and Relations with the Cortes, now also of Justice. He tackles the amnesty law implementation and maintains open dialogue with parliamentary groups.
  • Mónica García: Minister of Health and leader of Más Madrid. She transitions from local to national politics.
  • Óscar Puente: Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, PSOE member.
  • Ana Redondo: Minister of Equality, former Valladolid City Councilor for Culture and Tourism, and Law Professor.
  • Jordi Hereu: Minister of Industry and Tourism, former Barcelona Mayor (2006-2022), and Hispasat President.
  • Sira Rego: Minister of Youth and Children, IU’s European Union member. She joins Sánchez’s second coalition government from Brussels.
  • Ángel Víctor Torres: Minister of Territorial Politics and Democratic Memory, former Canary Islands President.
  • Elma Saiz: Minister of Integration, Social Security, and Migration. She brings extensive experience from Navarre’s private sector and government.
  • Nadia Calviño: First Vice President and Minister of Economy. She may soon join the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg.
  • Ernest Urtasun: Minister of Culture and Sumar spokesperson. He’s a notable Catalan politician and MEP.
  • Yolanda Díaz: Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy. She started Sumar and was previously nominated by Podemos.
  • Pablo Bustinduy: Minister of Social Rights, Consumption, and Agenda 2030. A former Podemos deputy and Sumar member, he was closely associated with Pablo Iglesias.
  • Teresa Ribera: Third Vice President and Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge. She focuses on energy crisis management and opposes nuclear and fossil fuels.
  • Fernando Grande-Marlaska: Minister of the Interior. He continues after delicate immigration issues and judicial challenges with regard to the Guardia Civil.
  • María Jesús Montero: Fourth Vice President and Minister of Finance. Known for her negotiating skills, she played a crucial role during the pandemic.
  • Luis Planas: Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food. He managed crises like a volcanic eruption, Storm Filomena, and food supply threats during the Ukraine war.
  • Pilar Alegría: Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Sports, and government spokesperson.
  • José Manuel Albares: Minister of Foreign Affairs. He manages delicate international relations, including Spain’s role in global conflicts.
  • Margarita Robles: Minister of Defense. Known for her respected tenure and defense budget increases.
  • José Luis Escrivá: Minister of Digital Transformation. He shifts from Social Security and Migration and might eventually take over the Economy portfolio.
  • Isabel Rodríguez: Minister of Housing and Urban Agenda. She focuses on expanding social housing, crucial in Sánchez’s campaign.
  • Diana Morant: Minister of Science, Innovation, and Universities. She takes on a role that was previously part of Education and Science.
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