Irene Montero leaves the Ministry of Equality and accuses Pedro Sánchez of having “expelled” her from the government

The Podemos MP asked for “courage” from her successor at the head of the ministry, Ana Redondo, “to make the 40 and 50 year old friends” of the head of the Spanish government uncomfortable.

The Minister of Equality and member of the left-wing Podemos party, Irene Montero, criticized this Tuesday, during the handover of portfolios, that the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, “threw” them from the executive (she and Ione Belarra) to “put institutions at the service of advancing feminist rights” and recommended to her successor at the head of the Ministry of Equality, Ana Redondo, “the courage to make friends uncomfortable 40 and 50 years” by Pedro Sánchez.

“Dear Minister Belarra, today Pedro Sánchez expels us from this government and it is precisely for having done what we promised to do: putting institutions at the service of the advancement of feminist rights,” Montero said during the his speech after the transfer of the portfolio, which took place at the headquarters of the Department for Equality.

Addressing the Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, Montero deplored that Pedro Sánchez “expels them from this government” and “thus breaks the unity of a democratic bloc” in which, according to him, “all, all” are required. …and everyone, each other, more than ever.

The current Minister of Equality, Irene Montero (right), transfers her Equality portfolio to the current Councilor for Culture and Tourism of the Valladolid City Hall, Ana Redondo, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Equality , November 21, 2023. , in Madrid. Photo: Europe Press

Likewise, Montero gave some advice to the new Minister of Equality, Ana Redondo, among others, to surround herself with the “best team”, to never be “left alone”, words she pronounced with enthusiasm ; and be brave to “make” Sánchez’s “40 and 50 year old friends” uncomfortable.

“Minister, I wish you well but I think that’s not the most important thing an Equalities Minister needs. I wish you to surround yourself with the best team, that they never leave you alone and that you have the courage to make the 40 and 50 year old friends of the President of the Government uncomfortable,” said Montero, under the cheers of the public present at the event.

Source: Latercera


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