Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced the formation of the new Spanish government

  • More than half of the 22 ministries of the previous Sánchez government were retained
  • Formally, far-left Podemos, a coalition partner in Sanchez’s previous cabinet and now part of the Sumer bloc, formally left the government.
  • The far-left Sumer will lead five ministries – labour, culture, health, social affairs and a new ministry for children and youth.
  • Alberto Nunez Feijoo of the center-right People’s Party (PP), the largest opposition party, announced that the opposition would fight the new government “by all available means”.
  • Online daily Vozpopuli reported today, citing sources in the security department of the Prime Minister’s Office, that Pedro Sánchez received additional police protection in connection with the ongoing protests.

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