Sworn in as prime minister, Spain’s Sánchez readies Cabinet


Socialist PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez took the oath as prime minister yesterday, a day after his proposal to form a leftist coalition government narrowly won a parliamentary confidence vote with support from smaller parties.

With the oath-taking before Spanish King Felipe VI, Sánchez ended months of political deadlock following a deal with the anti-austerity Podemos party.

The Socialist-led coalition faces the daunting task of trying to rein in separatist tensions in Catalonia and upholding economic growth amid a challenging global economic climate.