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Spain's new government will be led by a female majority

Carmen Calvo, Spain's new deputy prime minister
Carmen Calvo, Spain's new deputy prime minister. Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

Spain’s new Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, unveiled his cabinet on Wednesday with women appointed to oversee 11 of 17 key posts including the country’s economy, defense and education ministries, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: These appointments make Spain the reported European leader of hiring female leaders in government, by percentage. Not only are Spain's cabinet leaders mostly female, Sanchez appointed Carmen Calvo to be his deputy prime minister.