Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced that Carolina Darias – Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function – is to become the new Minister for Health.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announcing the new cabinet. Pool Moncloa / Borja Puig de la Bellacasa
In a minor cabinet reshuffle yesterday, the Canarian PSOE member is to replace Salvador Illa, who stood down yesterday to focus on leading his party in the regional Catalan elections next month.
She assumes the role today, taking over the Ministry at the peak of the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Her appointment is the fourth health minister to be appointed since 2018 under the Sanchez premiership.
Miquel Iceta has been promoted to the cabinet, and will assume Ms. Darias’ former role as Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function.