Sánchez will change his Government today but will keep the ministers of Podemos.
After weeks of speculation, the president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, will announce today a remodeling of the Council of Ministers, whose changes are unknown for the moment although it has transpired that the ministries assigned to members of Podemos will not be affected.
According to Cadena Ser, the third vice president, Yolanda Díaz, has already been informed of the changes and that they do not affect her training, as she had requested.
The new ministers will take office this Monday, July 12, and will attend their first Council of Ministers next Tuesday.
Sánchez said just 48 hours ago that the change of government “is not a priority”, in an interview with Ser, insisting that what matters to citizens is “overcoming the pandemic” and “vaccination.”
In the pools of recent days, the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, has been located after the controversy about the consumption of meat and the correction of Pedro Sánchez, but his dismissal is ruled out as it is part of the Podemos quota that, according to the information leaked from the Executive, will remain intact.
Among the other names that appear in the bets are Vice President Carmen Calvo, although in recent days her position has improved, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González-Laya, after the controversy over hosting the leader of the Polisario Front and the subsequent migratory conflict with Morocco a few weeks ago.
Since the first coalition government in the history of Spain was formed on January 13, 2020, with members of the PSOE and Podemos, there have been some changes. Salvador Illa’s march to lead the PSC made him leave the Ministry of Health, where he was replaced by Carolina Darias – despite the fact that Moncloa’s website continues to place her as Minister of Territorial Policy. Miquel Iceta was then in charge of the territorial portfolio. On the other hand, the resignation of Pablo Iglesias to attend the Madrid elections made Ione Belarra assume the Ministry of Social Rights.