The replacement for Carolina Darias as Minister of Health, José Manuel Miñones Conde (Santiago de Compostela, 1972), until today was a Government delegate in the Autonomous Community of Galicia, a “com laude” doctorate in Pharmacy, as highlighted by the president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, in his appearance to announce the replacements in the Council of Ministers for the march of Reyes Maroto and Darias herself, both candidates for the municipal elections on May 28.

Previously, Miñones was a councilor in the Ames (A Coruña) town hall and mayor of the same Galician municipality between 2015 and until March 2021, when he was appointed government delegate.

Miñones is a member of the PSdeG-PSOE executive and has been part of the Mobility and Accessibility Commission of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities (FEMP).

The one who will be the new head of Health has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he obtained a doctorate in the same specialty with an extraordinary award. He has been a researcher of the regional program “Parga Pondal” from 2005 to 2011 as well as a contracted professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics with teaching at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the USC.

Born in Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), on July 17, 1972.

With the appointment of Miñones as Minister of Health, the until today delegate of the Government is at the forefront of the race to lead the Socialist Party of Galicia (PSdeG) in the regional elections of 2024 after in the previous ones the Socialists came third with only 20% of the votes.

Sánchez in his appearance stressed that both Miñones and Héctor Gómez, Reyes Maroto’s substitute, “know the fields” of the two ministries well and “their experience and qualities guarantee them” and added that they have an “irreproachable track record” and are “excellent public servants” with whom the new Executive “will face the final stretch of the legislature.”