The new ministers will take over their portfolios this Tuesday after pledging their positions to King Felipe VI


Navarrese Elma Saiz, the new Minister of Social Security, will collect her portfolio from her predecessor, José Luis Escrivá, at the ministerial headquarters.

After the announcement of the composition of the new Boardthe ministers appointed by Pedro Sánchez they will promise their positions ahead of King Felipe VI 9:30 am this Tuesday as a preliminary step to take over the handbags of their predecessors at the headquarters of each ministry.

In the case of Navarre Elma Saizthe new Minister of Social Security, will pick up her portfolio from her predecessors, José Luis Escrivá, at the ministerial headquarters at 12:30 p.m.

Complete list of the 22 ministers of the new government of Pedro Sánchez

First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs: Nadia Calvino. He will continue to wait until a solution is found for the presidency of the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economyme: Yolanda Diaz. Sumar’s leader will return as Minister of Labor and Social Economy and Vice President in the new coalition government led by Pedro Sánchez.

Third Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge: Teresa Ribera. The socialist lawyer is one of the president’s right-hand men and returns to the position she has held since 2018. One of her most notable achievements was the COP25, held in Madrid at the end of 2019.

Fourth Vice President and Secretary of the Treasury and Public Service: María Jesús Montero. The Andalusian socialist is once again one of the pillars of the Sánchez government.

Minister of Territorial Policy and Democratic Memory: Ángel Víctor Torres. He will play a key role in this term as he will be in charge of the issue negotiating with independence groups. An important change of faces for the new phase entering this parliamentary term.

Minister of Internal Affairs: Fernando Grande-Marlaska. The magistrate still enjoys the confidence of President Pedro Sánchez and will keep him in the executive power for another four years, within one of the ministries with the most operational weight, but also one of the most controversial and vulnerable.

Minister of Justice and Presidency: Félix Bolaños: He will remain a key figure in Pedro Sánchez’s team and will also expand his power. He will be Minister of the Presidency and relations with the Cortes, as until now, but he will also add the Justice portfolio, essential in a legislature dominated by the amnesty law.

Spokesperson and Minister of Education, Vocational Training and Sport: Pilar Alegria. The current Minister of Education and Vocational Training will take over the Sports portfolio, which until now fell under the Ministry of Culture.

Minister of Equality: Ana Redondo. The new minister, who has a doctorate in law from the University of Valladolid, was a deputy of the PSOE in the Cortes of Castilla y León and a councilor in the Valladolid Municipal Council. Replaces Irene Montero.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation: José Manuel Albares. He is a trusted man of Sánchez and reiterates his position in the full presidency of the Council of the EU.

Minister of Defence: Margarita Robles. Sánchez renews his confidence in Robles, who has led the Defense Ministry since the arrival of the Socialists in the government in mid-2018.

Minister of Children and Youth: Sira Rigo. The Valencian politician will be in charge of a newly created ministry, separate from that of Social Rights and which will be one of the five controlled by Sumar, together with those of Labor and Social Economy (Yolanda Díaz), Culture ( Ernest Urtasun ), Health (Mónica García) and Social rights and consumption (Pablo Bustinduy).

Minister of Housing and Urban Agenda: Isabel Rodríguez. Rodríguez is no longer spokesperson for the government and also leaves the Territorial Policy portfolio to take on the new functions of the Housing and Urban Agenda.

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Luis Planas. Former councilor of Andalusia, rival of Susana Díaz and with extensive experience in Brussels, the socialist politician retains Sánchez’s trust and will have to continue looking for solutions for a sector hit hard by the drought and rising prices.

Minister of Industry: Jordi Hereu. He will take on a portfolio that has a tradition among the leaders of the PSC, since during the mandates of President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, José Montilla, later President of the Generalitat, and Joan Clos, who was also Mayor of Barcelona between 1997 used to be. and the 2006. Hereu will replace Canary Héctor Gómez in office.

Minister of Culture: Ernest Urtasun. The Ministry of Culture of this new coalition phase, in which the Sports portfolio is split, is led by Sumar. He replaces Miquel Iceta in office.

Minister of Health: Monica Garcia. The leader of Más Madrid and spokesperson for this group in the Madrid Assembly is an anesthesiologist by profession and has distinguished himself as an activist with the rise of the so-called white tide. Replaces José Miñones.

Minister of Digital Transformation: José Luis Escrivá. Escrivá leaves social security, which is taken over by Navarrese Elma Saiz, and takes over a portfolio that until now belonged to the First Vice-Presidency and the Ministry of Economy of Nadia Calviño.

Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations: Elma Saiz. She was a deputy of the government in Navarre and was now Minister of Economy and Finance of the executive branch of the regional community, chaired by the socialist María Chivite. The new minister will also lead migration policy. The ministry was in the hands of José Luis Escrivá.

Minister of Science and Universities: Diana Morant. He will continue to head the Science and Innovation portfolio, which also takes on the functions of universities, which were held by Joan Subirats during the last legislature.

Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility: Oscar Puente. The former mayor of Valladolid will lead a portfolio on which key infrastructure, including railways, and sustainable mobility depend, replacing Raquel Sánchez.

Minister of Social Rights, Consumption and Agenda 2030: Pablo Bustinduy. The former Podemos leader will take charge of the portfolio hitherto led by Ione Belarra. His cabinet takes over the powers of the Consumption, which formed its own ministry in the last term of office under the leadership of Alberto Garzón.

Source: EITB


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