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World Spain's new leader appoints cabinet with majority of women

04:08  07 june  2018
04:08  07 june  2018 Source:   france24.com

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The new Labour leader dismissed suggestions that he had passed over women for the “top jobs.” “We have delivered a unifying, dynamic, inclusive new shadow cabinet which for the first time ever has a majority of women .

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Pedro Sanchez wearing a suit and tie: Javier Soriano, AFP | Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez announces his new cabinet members in Madrid on June 6, 2018.© Provided by France 24 EN Javier Soriano, AFP | Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez announces his new cabinet members in Madrid on June 6, 2018.

Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez named his cabinet on Wednesday, with women taking most of the posts at the top of government for the first time in the country's history.

Sanchez, whose Socialist party holds just 84 of 350 parliamentary seats, was propelled into office on Friday after an unlikely alliance of anti-austerity and nationalist parties backed his bid to unseat Mariano Rajoy's conservatives over a corruption scandal.

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Of the 17 cabinet members nine are women . Zapatero is a self-proclaimed feminist and his previous cabinet sported an equal number of At 31, Bibiana Aído Almagro, the new minister for equality, is the youngest person ever to occupy a cabinet postin Spain . The majority of respondents said "yes".

But he rejected calls for places in government for hard-left party Podemos, which with 67 seats was a key supporter of the no-confidence motion, and made his appointments predominantly from within the ranks of his PSOE party.

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, Page 001006 The New York Times Archives. President F. W. de Klerk appointed a Cabinet today that reflected a desire for stability as well as his expressed intention to pursue negotiations with the country' s black majority .

Findland new goverment has a majority of woman , but its top cabinet posts are in the hands of men. The cabinet was officially appointed by Tarja Halonen who is Finland' s first female president and who has been head of state since 2000.

Sanchez drew from a wide range of professions, however, choosing an astronaut for science minister, a state attorney specialising in the prosecution of jihadist attacks for justice minister and a climate change treaty negotiator for environment minister.

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Spain ' s new conservative prime minister has appointed his cabinet , including ministers charged with lifting the country out of its severe economic crisis. On Monday, Rajoy pledged more austerity cuts totalling 16.5 billion euro (£13.7 billion). The conservative leader promised reforms to encourage

“We begin by having a cabinet and leadership team in place that looks like the state we now proudly serve. This was my first promise, and it has been kept.” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam chose women for eight of the 15 available cabinet jobs. The last time women came close to having a majority there

"All are highly qualified and bring a vocation for public service and reflect the best of Spain," Sanchez told reporters on Wednesday.

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Spain ' s re-elected Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has broken his own record for sexual equality by appointing a predominantly female cabinet for the first time in the country's history.

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"(The new cabinet) is pro-gender equality, cross-generational, open to the world but anchored in the European Union."

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High-profile women appointees included Socialist stalwart Carmen Calvo, who becomes deputy prime minister; Budget Director-General at the European Commission Nadia Calvino, named economy minister; and state prosecutor Dolores Delgado, who becomes justice minister.

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Because these governments are still rare, leaders can use them to establish their pro- women or feminist credentials. Spain ’ s José Zapatero, Italy’s Matteo Renzi, and France’s François Hollande were each widely commended for their parity cabinets . For Clinton, appointing an equal number of

But now Spain ' s prime minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has proved his feminist credentials by naming more women than men to his new cabinet . Nine out of the 17 senior figures in Zapatero's re-elected Socialist government will be women , making them a cabinet majority for the first time.

With parliament fragmented, major policy shifts will be hard for Sanchez to push through, but quick wins on consensual, popular proposals could allow him to stay in office or potentially win a snap election if the government fails to last until the end of its scheduled term in 2020.

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One of his biggest challenges will be rebuilding relations with the northeastern region of Catalonia, which held a divisive referendum on independence last year that culminated in the imposition of direct rule by Madrid.

He must stay firm on his party's support for Spanish unity, enshrined in the country's constitution, yet open lines of communication to repair relations with the region's re-appointed government, which remains fiercely pro-independence.

He named two Catalans to cabinet posts, though his choice of vocal pro-unity former European Parliament president Josep Borrell as foreign minister angered secessionists.

Spain's Costa first player to be awarded World Cup goal through VAR .
Diego Costa's equaliser for Spain against Portugal on Friday was the first time a World Cup goal was awarded after a review from the video assistant referee (VAR). The striker's goal was allowed to stand despite a collision with defender Pepe.Costa ran into the Portuguese centre back in the build-up to his equaliser in the 24th minute to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's fourth-minute penalty.Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi gave the goal after consulting the VAR team.

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