The broader Government from Suarez

The Government of Pedro Sánchez will be the second most extensive of the democracy recent. Of the 55 cabinets since the Transition, only the Adolfo Suárez had a

The broader Government from Suarez

The Government of Pedro Sánchez will be the second most extensive of the democracy recent. Of the 55 cabinets since the Transition, only the Adolfo Suárez had a composition so voluminous, with 24 members by the 23 Sanchez, including the presidents. Beyond the challenge of governing the first coalition, the increase of ministries and vice-presidencies poses an added challenge for the members for potential conflicts of competencies.

“A Government operation is very complicated. You have to attend to many fronts different. First the partners, if any; then the party, because you have to take care of yours; and, then, the choice of profiles to the front of the portfolios of economic, which must be solvent because it helps a lot in Europe and calm investors. Who is the minister of Culture, matter, relatively, but who is the Treasury, a lot.” A senior who has been at the maximum level in the engine room of several Governments of the democracy describes the complex puzzle that is the structure of a cabinet government. The Council of Ministers of Pedro Sanchez is a puzzle even greater than that of their predecessors because, for the first time since the Second Republic, sit together two different political parties. The president a socialist has chosen to conform to the second broader Government and one of the most bulky of Europe. And with a record of four vice-presidencies.

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This is the new Government of Pedro Sanchez most question The cohesion of the Government but supports its plans, the tears of The vice president

In the twelve legislatures since the restoration of democracy until today, more the constituent assembly, have happened in Spain 55 cabinets (including Governments acting), the front of which there have been six presidents of the Government. Of them all, the Pedro Sánchez, with 22 ministers to him, is only second in number of components by Adolfo Suárez, which came to have 23 cabinet ministers, though several of them without portfolio. None of the other four presidents came to even the score. Who else, Felipe González, who was appointed up to 18 ministers. In the next austere are the two presidents of the PP: the more sober, Mariano Rajoy, who chaired the Cabinet smaller of the democracy —with ten ministers without telling him.

Members of the Governments

Since the legislature constituent up

today.

The figure includes the president.

President: Time in office

(number of Cabinets)

Party

Executive less numerous

Executive largest

Less posts

More posts

Adolfo Suárez: July 1977 - February 1981 (6)

UCD

19

2

24

3

Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo: Feb. 1981 - Dec. 1982 (5)

UCD

16

0

19

2

Felipe González: Dec. 1982 - May 1996 (15)

PSOE

16

0

19

1

Jose Maria Aznar: May 1996 - April 2004 (9)

PP

15

2

17

2

José Luis Rodríguez

Shoemaker: April 2004 - December 2011 (10)

PSOE

16

2

18

3

Mariano Rajoy: Dec. 2011 - June 2018 (11)

PP

11

1

14

1

Pedro Sanchez: June 2018 - Today (2)

PSOE

18

1

23

4

Source: the Moncloa

THE COUNTRY

Members of the Governments

Since the legislature constituent up to now.

The figure includes the president.

President: Time in office

(number of Cabinets)

Party

Executive less numerous

Executive largest

Less posts

More posts

Adolfo Suárez: July 1977 - February 1981 (6)

UCD

19

2

24

3

Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo: Feb. 1981 - Dec. 1982 (5)

UCD

16

0

19

2

Felipe Gonzalez: December 1982 - May 1996 (15)

PSOE

16

0

19

1

José María Aznar: May 1996 - April 2004 (9)

PP

15

2

17

2

José Luis Rodríguez

Shoemaker: April 2004 - December 2011 (10)

PSOE

16

2

18

3

Mariano Rajoy: December 2011 - June 2018 (11)

PP

11

1

14

1

Pedro Sanchez: June 2018 - Today (2)

PSOE

18

1

23

4

Source: the Moncloa

THE COUNTRY

Members of the Governments

Since the legislature constituent up to now. The figure includes the president.

President: Time in office (number of Cabinets) Party

Executive less numerous

Executive largest

Less posts

More posts

Adolfo Suárez: July 1977 - February 1981 (6)

UCD

19

2

24

3

Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo: February 1981 - December 1982 (5)

UCD

16

0

19

2

Felipe Gonzalez: December 1982 - May 1996 (15)

PSOE

16

0

19

1

José María Aznar: May 1996 - April 2004 (9)

PP

15

2

17

2

José Luis Rodríguez

Shoemaker: April 2004 - December 2011 (10)

PSOE

16

2

18

3

Mariano Rajoy: December 2011 - June 2018 (11)

PP

11

1

14

1

Pedro Sanchez: June 2018 - Today (2)

PSOE

18

1

23

4

Source: the Moncloa

THE COUNTRY

Executive Peter Sanchez will also be one of the most extensive of the European Union. The French Government has 17 members, the German (a grand coalition), 16; Italian, 21; Portuguese, 19...

The opposition to the new progressive Government has charged against the partners, socialist party and United we Can, by increasing the cost to the public purse by the number of portfolios, but those who know how it works behind the scenes, an Executive highlighted that the most important thing is that with a Cabinet large increases the complexity of coordinating all of the ministers, and manage conflict. “The more numerous a Government, the more difficulties there are to govern it. All the ministers have a desire for leadership. If instead of 13 you 22, are more egos vying for space”, they say high Administration sources knowledgeable of these brushes, common in all of the Cabinets.

The decree of structure of the Government of Pedro Sanchez, who do not yet know, will have to delineate in great detail each of the skills of the 22 ministries. It is common in many areas shocks between several portfolios. But in the new coalition Government, to the extent that some of the ministries come out of the artificial divisions of the areas above, the risk of conflict of powers is even greater. And, in addition, will require more coordination among the four vice-presidents, another brand that exceeds the socialist leader. Adolfo Suárez and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero came to be a maximum of three vice-presidents, but Felipe González and Mariano Rajoy preferred however to have only one.

Record of vice presidents

An example of the new puzzle of coalition Government can be Immigration, an area that has to do with Work Inside and, more tangentially, Foreign. In the new Executive, will Work in principle under the supervision of the vice president Paul Churches, while the Interior will be under the vice-president Carmen Calvo. Now, in addition, there will be a specific ministry: Social Security, Social Inclusion and Migration, in charge of the PSOE and possibly dependent of the vice-economic, Nadia Calviño. That is to say, there may be three ministries with jurisdiction in migration, and very likely conflicts are going to accept to three vice-presidents. “The risk of the conflicts between vice presidents is that if they fester there is only one instance that can resolve them: the president”, point sources with experience in several Executives.

In a matter of record Pedro Sanchez bat also the composition of female Government. Is not exceeded himself, because in his previous Cabinet in solo, sat down for the first time more women than men —ten versus eight— , and in this there will be a man more. Will be 12 men for 11 women, with the president. The bet feminist is a hallmark of the socialist Governments from José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who was the first president to form a Cabinet joint. However, Sanchez himself can say that he has appointed the largest number of ministers in a democracy, a consequence also of chairing the Government's largest since the Transition: never-before-eleven women had had a portfolio minister.

Three ministers in the same building, the Health

The multiplication of ministries that has occurred in the coalition Government have consequences curious. If there are last minute changes, three ministers will share the same building, one of the largest, which is on the Paseo del Prado 18. Pablo Iglesias —vice-president social— Alberto Garzón —minister of Consumption— and Salvador Illa —minister of Health— will do today to take possession in the Ministry of Health. In principle, if there are no changes, the three will have there their offices and their computers. Some of the powers of Churches and Garzón were in Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, which is now diluted.

Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 01:00

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