Saturday, January 22

Sánchez dismisses Calvo, Redondo and Ábalos and gives all power in Moncloa to Félix Bolaños



Total revolution in the Government. Pedro Sánchez is currently carrying out a remodeling process that will leave three of his main lieutenants out of the government structure. As confirmed by government sources, the First Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo, will leave the Executive. His vice-presidential rank will pass to the current Second Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calvin. [
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Pedro Sánchez will also leave out who has been his crush since his accession to the presidency of the Government, Ivan Redondo. He will be replaced in the chief of staff of the president by Oscar Lopez, former Secretary of Organization of the PSOE and who was in charge of Paradores for three years.

Calviño lacks the political profile and cannot assume some of the functions that Calvo used as coordinator of the government’s action. Sánchez has resorted to the formula that his Ministry of the Presidency and Relations with the Courts passes into the hands of one of his most trusted men: Felix Bolaños. He is the strongest figure in this crisis. Until now Secretary General of the Presidency of the Government. The Minister of Science will also leave the Government, Pedro Duque. The remodeling does not affect the ministers of the United We Can coalition. The position of Duque will be occupied by the current mayor of Gandía, Diana Morant. The Minister of Education, Isabel Celáa, will also leave the Government. His substitute will be the Aragonese Pilar Alegría.

Juan Carlos Campo placeholder image leaves the portfolio of Minister of Justice. It will replace you, in principle, Pilar Llop, until now president of the Senate. Pedro Sánchez also dismisses the ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes Y Arancha González Laya. Both are hugely questioned. The first for all cultural sectors, mainly due to their poor management in solving the problems that have plagued the sector with the pandemic.

Laya, for her part, has been one of the most questioned ministers in Sánchez’s cabinet, mainly due to the crisis with Morocco and her inability to regain normalcy with the United States, despite the entry into the US presidency of Joe Biden. Your substitute will be Jose Manuel Albares, current ambassador of Spain in Paris.

In addition to Calvo and Redondo, the great news is that he is leaving the Government Jose Luis Ábalos, Minister of Transport and current Secretary of Organization of the PSOE, will leave his post in the Executive. Your position would occupy it Rachel Sanchez, current mayor of Gavà, and a member of the PSC.

He is still in the Government but with a portfolio change Miquel Iceta. Despite having been Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function for just a few months, he left that position to occupy Culture and Sports to replace Rodríguez Uribes. While her position in Territorial Policy passes to the current mayor of Puertollano, the Castilian-Manchega Isabel rodriguez. She will also be the government spokesperson.

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