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Garcia-Margallo replaced by pro-Europe diplomat in Rajoy's new cabinet

Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 06:57 UTC
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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dropped José Manuel García-Margallo from his cabinet, replacing him as Foreign Minister with a career diplomat from Jerez de la Frontera. Although there had been wide speculation that García-Margallo would not continue in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the appointment of 61-year old Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo took most pundits by surprise. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    'It did not include any support for García-Margallo’s joint sovereignty proposal and was seen in the Spanish media as a public snub of the former Foreign Minister.'

    Joint sovereignty? A sovereignty claim without a case can only be described as an illegitimate claim and worthless : https://www.academia.edu/10575180/Gibraltar_-_Some_Relevant_International_Law

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • ChrisR

    Gollum is dead? (at least politically).

    About time too.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Briton

    Apparently this die hard has asked the new guy to try and stop Gibraltar being included in the Brexit,

    these die hards never learn that they [ Spain] are not wanted by the Gibraltarians.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Meursault

    Brit Bob, do you dedicate your whole life to posting on every news outlet imaginable?

    Nov 06th, 2016 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Kanye

    More Assault

    You seem to be right at home here, immediately.

    Do you dedicate your whole life to posting on every news outlet imaginable?

    Are you Marcos/Mike B. /

    Nov 06th, 2016 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Meursault

    I'm just pointing out that this stereotype straight out of a bad 1970s sitcom seems to be present on pretty much every news outlet linking his sad little articles, that's all. I recall seeing his name around on The Guardian for well over a couple of years now.

    I have no idea who Marcos or Mike B are. Are you Kanye West?

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Briton

    Free speech , its up to him if one wishes to make a comment,
    After all, that is what this site is about,

    Thinking about it.lol

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pugol-H

    At least some in the Spanish parliament are waking up to the economic realities of their situation.

    Remains to be seen what this Quecedo’s attitude is going to be like.

    Old Marg’s attitude can’t have been entirely his own work, he was part of a government after all, the rest of the Francoista cabinet must have approved of his continual mouthing off.

    Nov 08th, 2016 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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