After a week revealing his intentions to reshape the Valencian Government in the face of the final stretch of the legislature in which a strong electoral battle of the partner parties is already in sight, the Valencian president Ximo Puig makes a move. The until now Minister of Health, Ana Barcel, returns to the Valencian Parliament.
Ana Barcel, will be the new trustee of the socialist group in Les Corts Valencianes, replacing Manolo Mata, according to Eph. The appointment of Barcel to direct the main group of Les Corts in the last year of the legislature, after Mata’s resignation to focus on the legal defense of one of the main investigators in the Azud casemarks his return to the institution he left in June 2018.
Barcel came to the Ministry of Health to replace Carmen Montn when she was appointed Minister of Health and has had to deal with the management of the Covid pandemic over the last two years.
In the air
In addition, the departure of another of the Consell’s historic socialists, the Minister of Finance Vicent Soler, is also taken for granted. In what is interpreted as a swan song before his departure, Soler has announced today that it has sent a letter to the Minister of Finance, also a socialist and former Minister of Finance in Andalusia, María Jesús Montero, to demand the reform of the “immediate” regional financing model, the compensation of the regional debt derived from the underfinancing by changing ownership and the creation of a temporary leveling fund until the new model is approved.
An epistolary communication that has much of a quixotic gesture in the face of the scant success of what has been one of the claims that has taken the most time and effort in vain during his seven years at the Consell. Soler has managed in this period to meet the budgets every year, despite having to juggle with his partners and having had to endure the reproaches of the department of the vice president Mnica Oltra.
In the pools there is also the departure of the Minister of Innovation, Carolina Pascual, and the possibility of some change of portfolio among the rest of the socialist members.
To them will be added the relief already announced in the Education portfolio, with the march of Vicent Marz in an electoral key. Comproms representative will be replaced by the current number 2, the regional secretary of Culture and former mayor of Sueca, Raquel Tamarit.