Women outnumber men in Spain's historic new government

    By: Nor Attisha on Jun 11, 2018

    Siobhan Morrin writes, “Spain’s new prime minister unveiled his new government Wednesday, appointing women to the majority of cabinet roles. Women took 11 of 17 roles, including overseeing the economy and finance ministries, the interior ministry, the department of defense and the role of deputy prime minister. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who was sworn in on Saturday, told reporters when announcing his choices said it was “pro gender parity and cross-generational.”

    Sánchez, of the Socialist Workers’ party, took office after his predecessor, the center-right politician Mariano Rajoy lost a vote of no confidence in his government on June 1 following a corruption scandal. Though Sánchez won the vote to replace Rajoy, thanks to support from left-wing rival Podemos and Basque and Catalan nationalist parties, Sanchez’s party holds only 84 of the 350 seats in the Spanish parliament. That means he may face problems passing legislation.”

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    Released: June 11, 2018, 8:35 am
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