Thursday, July 7

Sánchez executes the first major reshuffle of the coalition

The day has come: Pedro Sánchez executes the first major remodeling of the coalition government this Saturday. The government crisis, advanced by Cadena SER, will be this Saturday. It will be today when Sánchez communicates to the king the new composition of the Executive, as established by law, and subsequently announces the names of the new ministers.

The president has spent weeks preparing this extensive remodeling of the cabinet with which he intends to give a political boost to the government’s action, coinciding with the economic recovery thanks to the advance in vaccination. With the group immunity close and with the European funds that will allow to get out of the crisis left by the pandemic, the president wants to strengthen the Executive to face the second part of the legislature.

The initial idea was to carry out the remodeling in the fall, coinciding with the 40th Congress of the PSOE, but the decision was accelerated after the Madrid elections of May 4 in which the Socialists collapsed and with the process of granting pardons that were opened later.

Sánchez has taken the decisions on the new composition of the cabinet with special zeal. “It is inscrutable”, recognized this Friday one of the people of his highest confidence.

In recent weeks Sánchez has not followed the maxim of denying the remodeling of the cabinet until the moment in which it is carried out as his predecessors did and has not publicly ruled it out. What he has assured in recent days is that it was not a “priority” and that he was focused on the vaccination process and economic recovery.