Total revolution in the Government. The President of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, has announced this Saturday a major remodeling that affects almost all the political portfolios of the socialist wing, and that represents José Luis Ábalos, as Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, as the most outstanding outputs. , Iván Redondo, as Chief of Staff and Carmen Calvo, as First Vice President.
Sánchez gives more weight to the economic ministries to accelerate the exit from the crisis
The until now Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, leaves the Ministry to the detriment of Raquel Sánchez Jiménez, mayor of Gavá (Barcelona), without having been able to carry out the Housing Law due to the lack of consensus with United We Can . The objective continues to be to pass a Law that guarantees the social function of housing, that serves the most vulnerable and that is endowed with legal security
A man of total confidence of Pedro Sánchez, Ábalos formed the negotiating team of the PSOE that made the coalition government with United We Can possible. It should be remembered that he was in charge of conducting the negotiations with the political groups so that the motion of censure against Mariano Rajoy would prosper.
During the pandemic, it approved measures aimed at dealing with the effects of the health crisis and accelerating economic reactivation, the well-known ‘social shield’, which it subsequently extended on several occasions and which included a battery of measures in the field of air, maritime and transport transport. of roads, but also in the field of housing.
The department headed by Ábalos has had to deal with the almost total stoppage and subsequent reactivation of public transport (airports, trains, bus line concessions) during the pandemic, with measures to protect the business fabric, reconciling it with respect for rights of consumers.
The failed motion of censure in Murcia and the campaign in Madrid have weighed on Sánchez’s decision
For his part, the farewell of Iván Redondo began to be forged in the failed motion of censure in Murcia and in the electoral campaign in Madrid, in which the battlefield was constituted in which the two most influential advisers in Spain were measured: Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, the strategist of Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and Iván Redondo, the right hand of Pedro Sánchez.
The success of Rodríguez and, consequently, of Isabel Díaz Ayuso, charged Redondo with responsibility for the setback inflicted on the PSOE in Madrid, where the left does not even lead.
His replacement in office is Óscar López, an old acquaintance of the socialist electorate. Forged in the PSOE of Castilla y León, which he led from the opposition, López was Secretary of Organization of the PSOE at the national level between 2012 and 2014. He held the position of spokesperson for the Socialist Parliamentary Group in the Senate in 2015 and 2016.