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Pedro Sánchez prepares the transfer of powers and the election of his ministers

The seventh president of the current Democratic stage takes possession in an act of tension contained before Rajoy

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Pedro Sánchez prepares the transfer of powers and the election of his ministers

The unexpected way in which Mariano Rajoy has been evicted from power, by means of a motion of censure, has had its reflection until short act of inauguration of seventh President of Democracy, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón. With sobriety and forms of maximum democratic respect, head of government until a few hours ago, Mariano Rajoy, has attended ceremony with representatives of powers of state. Ana Pastor, president of Congress; Pío García Escudero, president of Senate and Rafael Catala, Minister of Justice in office, who has acted as a major notary of kingdom, have scrupulously followed protocol, although containment of his gestures has not been able to cover tension and some dismay As guarantors and witnesses of end of stage of Rajoy, with whom y are strongly linked.

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After event, Pedro Sánchez has directed to Palacio de la Moncloa for a first visit to which will be his home and place of work for a time to be determined, although maximum will be June 2020, as soon as legislature concludes.

At eleven and two minutes, Sanchez has promised to comply and enforce Constitution with a copy of it opened by Article 62, which governs appointment of presidents of government. For first time in democracy, re has not been a Bible and a crucifix. Somewhat nervous, socialist leader has fulfilled brief ritual after making a slight nod to King Philip VI. After act he has posed for a photograph, first with king — he has outlined a faint smile — and n with representatives of powers of state. It has been Sanchez who has directed to Mariano Rajoy to shake his hand and n greeted with two kisses to president of Congress, Ana Pastor. The President of Supreme Court, Carlos Lesmes and Constitutional Court, Juan José González Rivas, completed group. It will not be seen in images of this inauguration or slightest smile.

The unexpected form in which Pedro Sánchez has reached presidency of Government, both for outgoing executive and himself, under constitutional figure of motion of censure, has determined action of incoming head of government as outgoing. Rajoy and his team have had to assume in hours ir departure from government, contrary to what happens when a relay takes place after an election. This is recognised in outgoing government, which will comply with strictly necessary, but with minimal implication to leave weight of transfer of power to General Secretariat of Presidency.

But greater or lesser collaboration of outgoing government, with added difficulties of transfer of Sánchez and his family to Moncloa, cannot prevent new president from delaying task of naming his ministers. Since this morning he governs with ministers in office of Mariano Rajoy, who had in 2011 a month for transfer of powers with socialist president, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Between Wednesday and Thursday aims to present new government of Spain.


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