Several changes were announced on Monday by the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to his cabinet in the light of the resignation of Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, who was the deputy prime minister, spokesman and the interior minister.

The new interior minister will be Antonio Camacho who already was Deputy Interior Minister, while the new government spokesman will be Jose Blanco the Development Minister. The resignation of Rubalcaba was announced last week as he intends to focus on his campaign as the Socialists' prime ministerial candidate for the next general election.