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Other ministers named: Health, defence, justice, employment and education
06 June 2018 @ 19:18

NEW president Pedro Sánchez has nominated anti-terrorist prosecutor Dolores Delgado, an expert in Jihad-related crimes, as minister of justice, and Isabel Celaá, one-time minister of former Basque regional president or Lehendakari Patxi López, as education minister.

Constantino Méndez, who was secretary of State for defence under former socialist president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, is now minister of the same department.

Health minister, replacing the PP's Dolors Montserrat, is Carmen Montón, from the Valencia regional government – a woman who has started the process of de-privatising hospitals and GP surgeries in Alzira (Valencia), Dénia (Alicante) and with others set to follow.

Sra Montón and her team also defied the right-wing PP government's decision to cease all but emergency free healthcare for undocumented migrants, insisting that medical treatment should be universal and available to all, not just those with the means to pay for it.

Probably the person with Spain's most crucial role is Magdalena Valerio (pictured), minister of work and pensions, who has already admitted 'there is a lot to do' once she starts in earnest.



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