The social democrat Andersson resigns after failing to approve the Budgets and losing the support of the Green Party, her government partner
Magdalena Andersson’s tenure as head of the Swedish Government lasted just eight hours. This Wednesday morning she became the first woman elected to lead a country considered for decades to be one of the most progressive in Europe in terms of gender relations but which paradoxically is late when it comes to putting a politician at the forefront of your Executive. In fact, this year marks the centenary of the decision to introduce universal and equal suffrage. In the afternoon she was forced to submit her resignation by succumbing in her attempt to approve the Budgets.
It had taken two weeks of arduous negotiations for the Social Democrat to be endorsed by Parliament despite the fact that she only added 117 votes in favor of her fellow Social Democrats, the environmentalists and the Left Party, by 174 against the coalition of the right and 57 abstentions by the centrists. However, his candidacy went ahead because of the essential minimum established in the system: not having the majority of the House against it, set at 175 seats. She celebrated it amid applause and visibly moved. Tomorrow he was scheduled to meet with King Gustav.
It was known that the new Scandinavian ‘premier’ would not have it easy, who at 54 was rising from the Ministry of Finance after also taking over the leadership of the Social Democratic Party replacing Stefan Löfven, who resigned a few weeks ago after seven years in The charge. Sweden’s current turbulent political climate was a litmus test for its off-road reputation. Their challenge was to keep the left united in the face of an unprecedented confluence of the right with the extreme right, something essential for a minority Cabinet made up of the left and the environmentalists to survive.
This economist graduated from the main business school of the Nordic country encountered the first obstacle: the approval of the next Budgets. The Green Party left the government coalition and this together with the ‘no’ of the centrists led to the fact that public accounts should be built based on the project of the opposition made up of conservatives, Christian Democrats and the far-right Sweden Democrats, which was imposed by 154 votes to 143.
Andersson would be obliged to apply the mandate of the chamber, but he resigns. “According to constitutional practice, a coalition government must resign when a party leaves,” said the former competitive swimmer at a press conference, where she also assured that “neither” does she want to lead a team “where her” legitimacy “is questioned. . However, he clarified that in the legislative elections of next September he aspires to return to office with a “pure” Social Democratic Executive.