Sweden’s new Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigned after a few hours in office. The decisive factor was a dispute with the Greens.
Stockholm – Today Magdalena Andersson was elected Sweden’s first head of government. But just a few hours later, she announced her resignation. The Social Democrat said in Stockholm on Wednesday that she asked the President of Parliament Andreas Norlén to be dismissed, but is striving to become Prime Minister again. What happened?
The background to the lightning resignation is a dispute with Sweden’s Greens. The party announced that it would leave the government because parliament in Stockholm approved an alternative budget proposal by the opposition on Wednesday. For the first time, the Stockholm Reichstag approved a state budget that was negotiated “with a right-wing extremist party,” said one of the two green party leaders, Per Bolund, at a press conference.
Sweden’s new Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigned – that is the reason
He was referring to the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats, who, together with the moderates and the Christian Democrats, are behind the alternative household. Bolund’s co-chair, Marta Stenevi, said her party agreed that she could not sit in a government that was being forced to pursue policies that had been negotiated with the Sweden Democrats. “We need to be able to look our voters in the eye,” she said.
Parliamentary President Norlén approved the Social Democrat’s request for dismissal on Wednesday evening and announced that he would now contact the party leaders to discuss the situation. He will provide information on how to proceed on Thursday afternoon.
Magdalena Andersson resigned as head of government in Sweden – but she wants to govern again
In Sweden * it is common for a coalition government to step down when a party leaves the coalition. You do not want to lead a government whose legitimacy is being questioned, said Andersson. The 54-year-old now hopes to be able to return with a purely social democratic minority government – and pointed out that the Greens still wanted to support her as Prime Minister. (dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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