Spain’s new coalition cabinet ministers take oaths

Twenty-two cabinet members have taken their oaths to join Spain’s center to far left-wing coalition administration, a first in a country once dominated by two main parties.

Spain’s King Felipe VI presided over the short ceremony on Monday, marking the inauguration of an administration led by Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez with five ministers from the anti-austerity United We Can (Podemos) party, AP reported.

The leader of that party, Pablo Iglesias, is one of four deputy prime ministers in the enlarged cabinet.

The prime minister has set achieving social reforms, sound economic growth and “dialogue” with Catalonia as goals of the new administration.