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Women are on the in Spanish politics. Spain's -formed government consists of eleven women and six men. The newly-elected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has put women in of the biggest positions in his cabinet, including head of , economy, education and finance. Spain now has the proportion of women in top government than anywhere else in Europe. In a statement, Mr Sanchez said his new government consisted of people who wanted to move Spain . He said: "All are highly qualified and bring a vocation for public service and reflect the of Spain. [They are] to the world but anchored in the European Union."

Mr Sanchez seems an leader. His Socialist party holds 84 of the 350 seats in Spain's . He took office on Friday, replacing the unpopular conservative Mariano Rajoy. Ex-prime minister Rajoy was the focus of a corruption scandal and had become because of his austerity measures. Sanchez promised to bring to Spain. However, he has to work to turn Spain's economy around. He has promised to call elections in less than two years, which may not be time to amend the outgoing government's budget for 2018. One of his biggest challenges will be rebuilding with the northeastern of Catalonia.

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