New Spanish pro-EU govt to be dominated by women

Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s new pro-EU government will be sworn in on Thursday with the most women in Spain’s modern history, with 11 female and six male ministers, AFP reports. The government composed by the 46-year-old, who ousted conservative veteran Mariano Rajoy as prime minister last Friday in a no-confidence vote, includes EU budget manager Nadia Calvino as economy minister and former European Parliament President Josep Borrell as foreign minister. Anti-terror prosecutor Dolores Delgado will be justice minister, former Supreme Court judge Margarita Robles defense minister, and other women have been put in charge of education, employment, and health. Sanchez said his government was “a reflection of the best in society.” The cabinet is also a minority government, as the Socialists only have 84 lawmakers in the 350-seat parliament.