I’m now feeling really optimistic about this. I think he is showing himself to be a good, strong leader who could well go on to win the next elections. As you say, the appointment of so many women ministers (they call cabinet meetings consejo de ministras y ministros on Spanish radio news now) shows real equality – he has simply chosen the best person for the job, irrespective of whether they are male or female. And they are all impressively well qualified for the jobs they are doing.
It’s going to be interesting. He is walking a tightrope between Podemos and the Catalans and the Basques.
Many developing countries give free seeds to farmers as part of their agricultural policy. The seeds are paid for by the state.
Also, the company that gave away its patent in golden rice is Syngenta, not Monsanto.