José Guirao not repeated at the head of the Ministry of Culture

The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has communicated this Thursday afternoon, Jose Guirao, that you will not continue to the front of the Ministry o

José Guirao not repeated at the head of the Ministry of Culture

The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has communicated this Thursday afternoon, Jose Guirao, that you will not continue to the front of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, according to have confirmed sources socialists. Guirao (Pulpí, Almería, 60 years old) was appointed minister of Culture and Sport on June 13, 2018, replacing Màxim Huerta, following the scandal that surrounded the writer and tv star for having defrauded the treasury.

Guirao came into office backed by an extensive and solid career as a cultural manager, and his appointment was very well received by the cultural sector. Since the eighties Guirao has worked on issues related to art. He directed the National Museum Center of Art Reina Sofia between 1994 and 2001, and launched the cultural centre La Casa Encendida, located in the neighborhood of Lavapiés, which left in 2014.

The output of Guirao of the ministry, whose substitute will not be revealed by Sanchez until the Sunday after to communicate the composition of the new Government to the King, giving rise to speculation in the sector about who will occupy his position. One of the names that sounds more like it is the former president of the Senate and philosopher Catalan Manuel Cruz. Essay writer of prestige, Cruz was accused of plagiarism in a handbook of philosophy, the end that has always denied.

The mandate of Guirao has coincided with the bicentenary of the Museum of the Prado and the awarding of the Cervantes Prize to the poet Joan Margarit. With its management, Guirao has emerged as a defender of the cultural goods of Spanish to promote a plan of investment of 3.5 million euros for the protection of the heritage. It also prompted the intervention of the SGAE, entity, dotted with fraud and scandals, and unlocked the conflict of the papers of Salamanca, which affected the Generalitat of Catalonia and the central Government.

Updated Date: 10 January 2020, 22:00

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