The responsibility for implementing Spain’s Digital Agenda has reportedly been transferred away from the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda (Ministerio de Energia, Turismo y Agenda Digital, MINETAD) and handed to the Ministry of Economy and Enterprise (Ministerio de Economia y Empresa). The decision represents one of the first key decisions by the new Sanchez administration.
Incumbent Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament on 1 June 2018. The opposition said he had failed to take responsibility for his party’s involvement in a corruption scandal. He was succeeded by Pedro Sanchez from the Spanish Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol, PSOE) – the party that triggered the no-confidence vote.