Pete Buttigieg confirmed as a member of Biden’s Cabinet

Pete Buttigieg has been officially confirmed by the US Senate as a member of Cabinet within the administration of the new US President, Joe Biden. He will be occupying the role of Transportation Secretary, in charge of transport and infrastructure.

Buttigieg, who is 39 years old, was confirmed with an absolute majority of 86 in favour and 13 against.

The Maltese-American is the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and last year he continued to increase his popularity when he contested the Democratic nomination for the US Presidency; an election during which he obtained encouraging results.