Pedro Sánchez has not wanted to expressly pronounce on the changes that he will undertake in the Government before the departure of Pablo Iglesias. “In the next few days I will make the decisions that I must make to facilitate the replacement,” said the president, who has assured, however, that he has “the best of the opinions” of the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, proposed by the leader of Unidos Podemos as second vice president. The socialist leader, who has learned of Iglesias’ decision through a phone call minutes before making it public, has not revealed whether he will accept that Díaz replaces Iglesias, placing himself ahead of Nadia Calviño, third vice president who assumes the economic part of the Coalition executive.
Sánchez found out a few minutes before Iglesias’s decision that catches all the parties by surprise
Sánchez has appeared before the media in the town of Montauban, where he met with Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the Spanish-French summit. It is there that he has found out Pablo Iglesias’ decision to leave the Government to head the list of United We Can in the Community of Madrid. The second vice president has communicated it just a few minutes before to spread it publicly. In fact, members of the socialist part of the Executive and the leadership of the PSOE have learned from the media of this decision that will lead to a major readjustment in the coalition.