Spain's health minister quits amid pandemic to run for regional Catalan election

25/01/2021 6:50:00 PM

A source close to the government points to Regional Policy Minister Carolina Darias as the most likely candidate to take over the position

Spain, Covıd-19

A source close to the government points to Regional Policy Minister Carolina Darias as the most likely candidate to take over the position.

A source close to the government points to Regional Policy Minister Carolina Darias as the most likely candidate to take over the position

SpanishHealth Minister Salvador Illa will leave his job on Tuesday, January 26, to run for elections scheduled in Catalonia on February 14 to try and win the regional government away from pro-independence parties."Salvador Illa starts today his last 24 hours at the helm of the ministry," the office of Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a statement."Tomorrow Tuesday will be his last cabinet meeting and his replacement will be disclosed."

A source close to the government pointed to Regional Policy Minister Carolina Darias as the most likely candidate to take over the position.In her current role, Darias has worked closely with Illa and overseen weekly summits of regional health chiefs to coordinate the

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