Spain PM Names New Education Minister

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy named a new education minister to replace the unpopular incumbent on Thursday after the ruling party suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections one month ago.
Rajoy, whose conservative leadership is under fire ahead of a general election, had flagged changes in the cabinet for weeks but it had become unclear whether those changes would materialize.
A government statement said that Inigo Mendez de Vigo will be sworn in as Education, Culture and Sports Minister on Friday to replace Jose Ignacio Wert.