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11 women and 6 men: full list of Sánchez cabinet

The new Spanish ministers include judiciary members, an astronaut and Sánchez’s closest allies

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06 June 2018 08:33 PM

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ACN | Madrid

The newly elected Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, unveiled on Wednesday evening the full list of his cabinet members. It includes a famous Spanish judge, a well-known prosecutor, the first Spanish astronaut… and most of Sánchez’s closest allies in the Socialist party. Rajoy’s successor also included two Catalan politicians, including Josep Borrell, an outspoken critic against the pro-independence movement and former Spanish minister more than two decades ago. His nomination as foreign affairs minister sparked controversy in Catalonia. MP Meritxell Batet, also member of the Catalan Socialists will be in charge of territorial administrations, including dealing with the Catalan issue.

This is the full list of Pedro Sánchez’s ministers:

Carmen Calvo, vice president, Court relations, and equality minister

Josep Borrell, minister of foreign affairs, European Union, and cooperation

Teresa Ribera, minister of ecological transition

María Jesús Montero, finance minister

José Luis Ábalos, infrastructures minister

Meritxell Batet, minister of public administrations and public functions

Nadia Calviño, minister of economy and business

Carmen Montón, minister of health

Pedro Duque, minister of science, innovation, and universities

Margarita Robles, minister of defense

Magdalena Valerio, minister of labour, migrations and social security

Isabel Celaá, government spokesperson and minister of education

Dolores Delgado, minister of justice

Luis Planas, minister of agriculture, fishing, and nutrition

Reyes Maroto, minister of industry, commerce, and tourism

Màxim Huerta, minister of culture and sports

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  • Spanish president Pedro Sánchez speaks in Madrid on June 6 2018 (by Roger Pi de Cabanyes)

  • Spanish president Pedro Sánchez speaks in Madrid on June 6 2018 (by Roger Pi de Cabanyes)