Government spokeswoman says lifting of central government financial checks on Catalan regional government is a "gesture of normalisation".
Sánchez government lifts financial checks on Catalan government, "without the supervision of the Bank of Spain", says spokeswoman
Spanish government spokeswoman say priority for new cabinet is situation in Catalonia, and that approach will be constitutional but with dialogue: "we will try to move forward"
New Spanish government spokeswoman says they are going to call it a "cabinet of female ministers and male ministers", because "it is really significant that there are more women than men" in it
New Spanish government spokeswoman, Isabel Celaá, describes government as deeply feminist, egalitarian, pro-European and social
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First official photo of new Spanish government meeting King Felipe at Zarzuela Palace this morning
Pablo Iglesias is not happy with Pedro Sánchez. Says PSOE has forgotten about Podemos "in less than 24 hours".
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El País: "Sánchez promises modernising pro-European government".
Spain swears in new cabinet with record number of women, most of any other place in Europe
Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday unveiled a new pro-EU government with the most women in modern history, with 11 female and six male ministers
Spain's new prime minister appoints cabinet with majority of women
El Diario reports there will be 17 ministers in Pedro Sánchez's new government, vs. 13 for Rajoy's last cabinet. Sánchez to inform King Felipe of names at 5 p.m.
Pedro Sánchez to inform the King officially of his new cabinet at 5 p.m., El Mundo reports, and will then make the full list public.
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Astronaut Pedro Duque, new Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities of the Government of Pedro Sánchez
Rajoy says PP must "defend its work" over the past few years, "and get back in government as soon as possible". "I have tried to be fair and protect the good name of our party".
Rajoy says no one really talking about Spain's risk premium any more, says 2.7 million jobs created during his time in government.
Rajoy says his government "never negotiated anything with [Basque terrorist group] ETA", "we have never moved [ETA] prisoners closer to the Basque Country".
Spain's former prime minister Mariano Rajoy stands down as leader of the People's Party
Rajoy says PSOE rejected idea of forming a grand coalition like in Germany: "Mr. Sánchez never gave up on the idea of a Frankenstein government".
Rajoy says Spaniards "have not lost confidence" in the Popular Party, but rather "our opponents, goaded on by populism".
Rajoy says other parties "manipulating and lying" about the Gürtel fraud judgement that led to him being ousted in confidence vote last week: "that's all they are, manipulation and lies".
Rajoy says "very grave precedent set in Spanish democracy" after PSOE takes power with "someone who lost elections", says new government already "stigmatised".
Tusk: First phone call with Spain's PM @sanchezcastejon. Look forward to continuing our constructive and pro-European discussion when meeting ahead of the June EUCO
Spain's Socialists to name Maria Jesus Montero as new budget minister: PM aide
No early elections in Spain, aide to new PM says
German prosecutors say they have applied to the German regional court in Schleswig for the extradition of former Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont
El Diario: "Congress appoints Sánchez Prime Minister with more support than Rajoy obtained"
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Podemos and Catalan separatist supporters "very excited" outside Congress after Sánchez ousts Rajoy.
Parliament ousts Spain PM, replaced by Socialist leader
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lost confidence vote in parliament