They say of him that he is calm, conscientious, that he needs time to make decisions. Think long and hard. Even that it costs him to improvise. They describe him as discreet, preferring the background in which he has almost always moved. Relevant, but in the background. All of them are qualities that seem to clash with their new boss. It is Josep Vendrell (Camarasa, Lleida, 1968), the person chosen by the third vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, to lead his Cabinet in this new journey. Despite appearances, both do have many things in common. One of the most characteristic of their personalities, according to those who know them, is that they are “Stakhanovists.” A qualifier that, in his case, acquires all the sense because both drink from the same political tradition, that of the PCE on the one hand and that of the PSUC, later reconverted into ICV, on the other.
Yolanda Díaz: the minister of social dialogue faced with the challenge of succeeding Iglesias