The socialist mayor of Gandia, Diana Morant, 41, will be the new Minister of Science and Innovation of the Pedro Sánchez Government after the reshuffle of the Executive. On the other hand, as confirmed by elDiario.es, the minister of José Luis Ábalos, head of the Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda portfolio, leaves the Government. Sources close to the socialist leader point out that Pedro Sánchez considered the possibility of changing Ábalos of ministry although finally the Valencian with more political weight within the Executive leaves the Government.
Morant has been mayor of the Valencian town since 2015, when she snatched the leadership stick of the council from the popular Arturo Torró, with whom the new minister had had several confrontations during her time in the opposition.
Diana Morant, who is part of the batch of young socialist positions assigned to the Ximo Puig sector in the PSPV-PSOE, is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and has the Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude (CAP) from the same university .
Her political career began in 2011, as a councilor for the socialist group and, since June 2014, she has been the general secretary of the PSPV-PSOE of Gandia, replacing José Manuel Orengo.
She has taken several courses on Common Telecommunications Infrastructure and developed the Final Degree Project in the company Fermax Electrónica SAE, from October 2006 to April 2007. She worked in the R&D department as a development engineer in the company Alhena Ingeniería between May 2008 and February 2011.