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Spanish science minister replaced in government reshuffle

Images: Universidad de La Rioja [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr; Àlex Oltra [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Valencian mayor Diana Morant replaces Pedro Duque as cabinet made younger and more female

Spain has a new science minister as prime minister Pedro Sánchez has reshuffled his cabinet, saying he wanted to lower its average age and increase the representation of women.

The science brief has been passed from engineer and former astronaut Pedro Duque to Diana Morant (pictured left and right, respectively), who has been mayor of the Valencian city Gandia since 2015.

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