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Predictions that Canarian PP leader José Manuel Soria would be rewarded for the party's success in the islands in last month's general election have proven accurate.
Canary Islands - 22.12.2011
- In the new cabinet announced last night, Soria was given one of the 13 portfolios in the slim-line cabinet. The former mayor of Las Palmas and president of the Gran Canaria Cabildo has been made Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, areas of key importance to the Canarian economy. His appointment has been generally well received in political circles.