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Spain's Sánchez unveils new Cabinet, keeps ministers in senior posts

Spain's Sánchez unveils new Cabinet, keeps ministers in senior posts

Madrid, 20 November 2023 (dpa/MIA) - Pedro Sánchez presented his new Cabinet on Monday, days after the Socialist leader secured another term as Spain's prime minister.

Sánchez unveiled a Cabinet that looked similar to his last one, with the same people holding the top posts at key ministries, including economy, defence, energy, labour and foreign affairs.

The new line-up mixes "maturity and experience with youth," has a "strong feminist accent" with 12 women among the 22 ministers, and is committed to "dialogue," he said.

Sánchez's Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) holds 17 ministries while the leftist Sumar coalition partner will have five. There is a new Ministry for Children and Young People.

The Spanish parliament narrowly voted last Thursday to confirm Sánchez in office for a renewed four-year term almost four months after early elections.

Sánchez controversially promised an amnesty deal for Catalan separatists in return for the votes of two Catalan parties. The move has led to large oppositions demonstrations in recent days.

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