The Royal Palace it again hosted a reception for the National Holiday. Although this time the format was reduced, with 200 guests and almost express: in just ten minutes we proceeded to the greetings in the Throne room, with the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, at the helm.
As Zarzuela already indicated, sanitary measures were strictly respected. With mask, greeting in the distance and without subsequent agape. Although there was a moment of groups without the presence of journalists.
Among the notorious absences are two ministers who previously attended the military parade on Paseo de la Castellana: Alberto Garzón and Manuel Castells, who thus planted the Kings. The Minister of Industry, Reyes Maroto, on an official trip to Italy, was also absent from Pedro Sánchez’s Cabinet.
The rest of members of the United We Can Government, with the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, at the helm, as well as her general secretary and minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, and that of Equality, Irene Montero, did attend the reception.
Other State authorities
After the government it was the turn of other State authorities: the president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, and the president of the Senate, Ander Gil, as well as the president of the Constitutional Court, Juan José González Vivas, that of the Supreme Court, Carlos Lesmes, that of the Council of State, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, the Ombudsman, Francisco Fernández Marugán, and the Attorney General, Dolores Delgado.
The regional presidents All attended except the traditional absences of the Basque and Catalan representatives, Íñigo Urkullu and Pere Aragonès, as well as the Galician Alberto Núñez Feijóo -who was preparing the Debate on the State of Galician Autonomy- and the Castilian-La Mancha, Emiliano García Page, from trip in Brussels.
Other prominent guests were the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, as well as the leader of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, and the leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, and some of the members of the Board of Congress and Senate and parliamentary spokespersons, such as the popular Cuca Gamarra, that of Cs, Edmundo Bal, or that of Vox, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros.
Also present were the president of the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, Abel knight, as well as the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida, among other representatives of the world of politics. The president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, the swimmer Mireia Belmonte were other guests.