Moncloa denies she is studying a government crisis
La Moncloa has run into rumors of an impending government crisis, assuring that President Pedro Sánchez “is focused on ending the pandemic and overcoming the economic crisis and the reunion agenda with the Catalonia “after ruling out the possibility that he was considering making changes to the Council of Ministers before the summer that would even affect the economic ministries.
In a press release released Thursday evening, Moncloa underlines that in addition to uniting efforts in the recovery after the health crisis and Catalonia (specific mention in the face of the pardons to the leaders of the trial which seems to arrive shortly), “vaccination is the top priority at the moment and it will be the one that will allow a rapid recovery of our country. “
In it, “two important stages” stand out: the first, that today the figure of 10 million people will be vaccinated in Spain with the complete schedule and the second, that in the coming days, the recovery plan, economic transformation and resilience will receive final approval from the European Commission. “These are the main axes on which the president and his ministers and ministers are focused and not in rumors or comments, which only the president could confirm.”
In this sense, the press release recalls that “the director general has the exclusive prerogative and initiative to form or modify his cabinet, without such an end being communicated by means other than the president himself in time. and the form it determines ”, thus excluding any source, even if he is part of one of the parties that make up the coalition government.
Health Minister Carolina Darias answered this question this Friday during an interview with Cadena Ser in which she insisted that the executive is “focused on grabbing the virus and ending” the “damn pandemic”. To the remodeling rumors, Darias responded with an “I don’t know”.
So far, there have only been two major changes to the government since the start of the pandemic: Salvador Illa, who left the Ministry of Health to run for the Generalitat of Catalonia, and Pablo Iglesias, the third vice-president who left his chair to be candidate for the presidency of the Community of Madrid and that he finally left politics after the elections.