The new Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, has taken office at headquarters of Ministry, in presence of outgoing headline, Màxim Huerta, who resigned yesterday after it was known that he had defrauded 256,778 euros to Treasury between 2006 and 2008. "It will be an example for me your example, thanks Màxim," said Guirao to receive portfolio of Huerta's hands. The new minister also thanked former Minister of Culture between 1993 and 1996, Carmen Alborch, present at event, of which he said he learned "a lot of it." Guirao expressed his desire to "seek consensus" and asked to sit soon with all those responsible for culture.
Previously, José Guirao had promised his position before King Felipe VI in Zarzuela's palace, in an act without religious symbols and before Constitution. There were also President of government, Pedro Sanchez, and Minister of Justice, Dolores Delgado, who acted as a major notary of kingdom. Guirao promised to keep secret of Council of Ministers ' deliberations, unlike much of ministers who resorted to formula of "ministers" and "minister" a week ago.
The arrival of Guirao to Ministry of Culture and Sport arrives a week after his predecessor swore position as minister. But yesterday, after knowing IRS fraud, Huerta had to resign. "I'm going to not let noise of this pack split Sanchez's project, which has excited so many people," he said at a press conference.
Guirao, who asked media present to be "benevolent" for a few days, also made reference to Spanish football team, which begins tomorrow its participation in Russia 2018 involved in controversy after removal of Julen Lopetegui . "I don't remember anything that joined us as much as when Red won World Cup," Guirao said. On sport in general, Guirao said: "You know me, I think sport is a fantastic opportunity for many things. On one hand is elite competition sport, but n re is anor sport, and forgive me because I do not know how many competitions I have, which is sport that I practice, sport for health, people who go out to run... ".