Felix Bolaños, Minister of the Presidency: Being a minister should not be requested nor can it be rejected

The importance of the figure that Felix Bolaños acquires, the new Minister of the Presidency, relations with the courts and democratic memory, is revealed in th

Felix Bolaños, Minister of the Presidency: Being a minister should not be requested nor can it be rejected

The importance of the figure that Felix Bolaños acquires, the new Minister of the Presidency, relations with the courts and democratic memory, is revealed in the representation that came to its takeover, which supposes the exit of Carmen Calvo of the Executive. Up to 10 government members, including the three vice-presidenties, the new head of Cabinet of Pedro Sánchez, Óscar López, and even former President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. One of the firm men of the executive, manager of the machine room and the coordination between ministries, wanted to leave a message in the taking of him: "To be minister should not be requested nor can it be rejected."

The Calado of the Government Crisis executed by Sánchez has surprised many, even in the presidential complex. Some names were expected, but others do not. There are changes on which are installed there are uncertainties or found versions, such as the departure of Round Ivan, until now Sánchez's cabin chief -sobre If he asked to leave, asked to be minister, he was offered to be minister- or José Luis Ábalos as a headline of transport, which has surprised in the PSOE.

In the midst of these unknowns that still drunk the crisis of government, Bolaños made aloud the aforementioned reflection, very commented among the attendees present at the Moncloa complex that attended their possession. Since its environment, ensure that it is not a message addressed to anyone concrete, with a specific recipient.

Bolaños, a person of Sánchez's maximum confidence, held as now as Secretary General of the Presidency and has played as transcendental tasks as the negotiation to form the coalition, the exhumation of Franco, the negotiation with the PP to try to renew the judiciary, or to give legal form to the indulses to the leaders of Proctors. "Many times I've thought about it and I've been happy not to be a minister," he has confessed him.

Now, leave the back room to jump to the foreground and take the bald relay. "In the end, the president has decided that he assumes this portfolio, I do it with honor and responsibility." Bolaños maintained a conversation with Sánchez on Friday in which he was clear that he would be minister. On Saturday morning, they spoke again and communicated the new government structure. And is that the Government president has led "personal" this crisis, giving information "to dropper" even to his team closest to him.

The fundamental role of Bolaños has led Sánchez, "in order to achieve maximum efficiency in government action", to change through Royal Decree the figure of the Presidency of the General Commission of Secretaries of State and Undersecretaries, organ that organizes and Prepare the Council of Ministers. Until now, the first vice president was piloted, now Bolaños will.

The weight of Bolaños is patent in the institutional representation that brought together. Vice-presidents Nadia Calviño, Yolanda Díaz and Teresa Ribera, Ministers María Jesús Montero, José Manuel Albares, Reyes Maroto, Fernando Grande Marlaska, Carolina Darias, Ione Belarra and Alberto Garzón, in addition to the new head of cabinet of Sánchez, Óscar López. They were also the president of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, and the government's expression José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

This Tuesday, July 13 was scheduled for the Council of Ministers to approve the Democratic Memocratic Law that drove Carmen Calvo in the second round. However, the government crisis executed by Pedro Sánchez makes it frozen. Government sources explain that the purpose of the new presidency minister, Felix Bolaños, wants to study it carefully, supervise it.

It is considered that it is a transcendental initiative and, therefore, you want to review well. The idea is just to postpone your approval and that it can be seen by the cabinet before the summer paron.

The first Council of Ministers after the Government crisis will process 1,000 million euros in transfers from the recovery plan for digital training related to the world of education.

In addition, another 1,600 million will be processed in the Ministry of Transport and Mobility for the Rehabilitation of Public Buildings and Housing SocialE

Updated Date: 12 July 2021, 10:17

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