Reshuffle as Rubalcaba goes
Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has undertaken a small reshuffle following the resignation from government of his Interior Minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba.
Rubalcaba has moved on to prepare for the 2012 general election and will be the new leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) following Zapatero’s resignation from the post.
In addition to the Interior Ministry role, Rubalcaba also held a Vice President role and was government spokesperson.
Antonio Camacho has been promoted from the number two role to become the new Interior Minister.
José Blanco, in addition to his role as Public Affairs minister will become the new government spokesperson.
The prime minister has decided not to appoint a third vice-president and instead will work with the remaining two, Elena Salgado who is also Minister of Economy and Finance and Manuel Chaves who is Minister of Territorial Policy (formerly Public Administration).