István Bereznay

2021.11.25. 06:21
Modified: 11/25/2021 06:22

Magdalena Andersson, Sweden’s first female prime minister, took office on Wednesday night, taking office on Wednesday morning.

Andersson was applauded by many more in the Swedish parliament a few hours earlier when he was elected prime minister by parliament. This was followed by a budget debate, where the budget proposal was no longer passed by the legislature but by the opposition coalition.

In addition, because of this, one of the parties in the governing coalition, the Greens, has announced their resignation. They said it was unacceptable that Parliament had adopted a budget that was supported, among other things, by the far right.

According to a constitutional custom, the leader of the coalition must resign if one of the parties quits. I do not want to lead a government whose legitimacy is being questioned

– explained Mr Andersson’s resignation, which he had first announced to the President. He added that he will run again, but now not as a coalition, but only as a candidate in the Social Democratic Party.

Incidentally, even as a member of the coalition, Anderson has only been elected prime minister by a relative majority, as under Swedish law, that may be enough to make him prime minister. At the same time, one has to achieve that 50 + 1 percent of the compatriots do not vote no in the vote.

Andersson only managed this on Wednesday morning: in the 349-seat Swedish legislature, where only 348 people voted now, 174 voted no to Andersson’s election, while 117 supported him and 57 abstained. That is, if there were one more no vote, they would not have been elected prime minister.

In light of this, it seems questionable whether Anderson will be able to re-shake as a candidate for a party. The 54-year-old woman was elected prime minister after Stefan Löfven he submitted his resignation a second time.

(via BBC)

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