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MADRID (AP) — Women will maintain 12 of the 22 posts within the new authorities named Monday by Spain’s lately reelected Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

“The new government is going to have a marked feminist accent with four women deputy prime ministers and more female ministers than male ministers,” Sánchez mentioned.

The Cabinet will embody 9 new ministers whereas key posts stay unchanged.

Nadia Calviño retains the financial system portfolio, Jose Manuel Albares stays answerable for overseas affairs and Margarita Robles stays at protection.

Sánchez’s Socialist get together will maintain 17 ministries and its leftist Sumar (Joining Forces) coalition associate can have 5 portfolios.

Spain's reelected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, bottom left, embraces Economy Minister and first Deputy Prime Minister Nadia Calvino at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on Thursday.
Spain’s reelected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, backside left, embraces Economy Minister and first Deputy Prime Minister Nadia Calvino on the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on Thursday.

The outgoing authorities’s former far-left coalition associate, Unidas Podemos (Unite We Can) can have no ministries and the get together’s former star Equality Minister Irene Montero shall be changed by Ana Redondo of the Socialist get together.

Sánchez was reelected prime minister on Thursday with the help of 179 lawmakers within the 350-seat Parliament. His election was opposed by 171 deputies from the proper of middle Popular Party and the far-right Vox.

The socialist prime minister’s new time period has gotten off to a stormy begin after he clinched the help in parliament of two Catalan separatist events in trade for a controversial amnesty proposal for a whole lot of individuals in authorized bother over the Catalonia area’s failed secession try in 2017.

The proposal has triggered large protests referred to as by the Popular Party and Vox. Several held by excessive right-wing teams near the Socialist get together’s headquarters in Madrid have led to clashes with police.

Speaking Monday, Sánchez promised to “prioritize dialogue and negotiation in a legislature that will be key for the social and territorial cohesion of Spain.”