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BARCELONA HOLDS 16TH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL MINISTERS OUTSIDE OF MADRID

Madrid / Today, the head of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, presides in Barcelona the sixteenth meeting of the Council of Ministers which is held outside of Madrid since 1976.

Sanchez already did it holding the meeting of his Government in Seville last October 26 and retook of this form a sporadic practice that have carried out diverse heads of the Executive.

That meeting in the Andalusian capital was the first time in more than eight years that a president summoned the members of his Cabinet outside of Madrid, since the last one until then was presided over by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, also in Seville, on March 19, 2010

During the Mariano Rajoy presidency, none was held, while there were five with Zapatero, four with José María Aznar, two with Felipe González and one with Adolfo Suárez.

In addition, since the death of Francisco Franco and until the arrival of Suarez to the Government there were two other councils more presided by King Juan Carlos in Barcelona and Seville.

Chronologically, the first of these meetings outside of Madrid was held on February 20, 1976 in the Ciudad Condal, which followed less than two months later (April 2) another in Seville, and July 30 of the same year one in A Coruña, already with Suarez in the Moncloa but presided over by the king.

Mr. Juan Carlos also presided over the two sessions of the Council headed by Felipe González: on August 4, 1983 in Palma and on August 3, 1992 in the Monastery of La Rábida (Huelva).

The meeting of November 29, 1996 in Las Palmas was the first with Aznar, who also convened the meeting on November 28 of the following year in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on July 24, 1999 in Santiago de Compostela (it is also under the presidency of the King) and that of January 24, 2003 in A Coruña.

On July 23, 2004, Zapatero summoned his ministers in León, while on July 1, 2005 he did it in Mérida, on July 24, 2009 in Palma, on October 9 of the same year in Las Palmas and on October 19, 2005. March 2010 in Seville.

Sanchez has already advanced that intends to continue convening meetings outside Madrid and plans to hold one in March in Alicante, and another, still undated, in Extremadura. (December 21, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)

News related in video (December 21, 2018):


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La noticia habla...  
A
de una rueda de prensa.
B
del anuncio de unas medidas.
C
de la celebración de una reunión.
Question 2
Según el texto, ¿qué o quiénes se reúnen?  
A
Los presidentes de todas Comunidades Autónomas.
B
Pedro Sánchez con todos los expresidentes de España.
C
El Consejo de Ministros.
Question 3
Según la noticia, esta reunión es en la capital de España.  
A
No se sabe.
B
Es verdad.
C
No es verdad.
Question 4
La reunión del Consejo de Ministros se ha celebrado...  
A
dieciséis veces fuera de Madrid.
B
siempre en Madrid.
C
más de veinte veces fuera de Madrid.
Question 5
La primera vez que se celebró fuera de Madrid...  
A
fue hace más de cinco años en Las Palmas.
B
fue este año en Sevilla.
C
fue en febrero de 1976 en Barcelona.
Question 6
Sobre la reunión del Consejo de Ministros se dice que....  
A
Sánchez nunca ha presidido una fuera de Madrid.
B
es la primera del Gobierno de Sánchez fuera de Madrid.
C
Sánchez ya presidió una fuera de Madrid.
Question 7
En el vídeo se dice que...  
A
no hubo protestas en Barcelona.
B
hay protestas en Barcelona.
C
miles de personas protestaron en la capital de España.
Question 8
Según el vídeo, esas protestas se...  
A
produjeron justo después de la reunión del Consejo de Ministros.
B
producen cuando se va a celebrar la reunión del Consejo de Ministros.
C
produjeron semanas antes de la reunión del Consejo de Ministros.
Question 9
Según el vídeo, el tráfico no se vio afectado.  
A
Falso.
B
Verdadero.
C
No se sabe.
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Vocabulary

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Una sinónimo de 'esporádico' es...  
A
continuo.
B
casual.
C
permanente.
Question 2
'Ciudad Condal' hace referencia a...  
A
Barcelona.
B
las Islas Baleares.
C
Madrid.
Question 3
Lo contrario de 'fuera' es...  
A
'exterior'.
B
'dentro'.
C
'cerca'.
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