“In line with the practice, the coalition government should step down if one of the parties decides to leave,” Andersson said at a press conference.
The politician informed that she was ready to create a one-party government composed exclusively of Social Democrats. For this reason, the procedure of seeking support in parliament must be restarted, and the candidate for prime minister must win the vote of confidence again. The chairman of the parliament, whose role is to select a politician who has a chance to be approved, is to issue a statement on this issue on Thursday.
The former Swedish finance minister, Magdalena Andersson (Workers’ Social Democrats), was the first woman in the country’s history to take up the prime minister’s office on Wednesday. One vote prevailed about her choice.
On the same day, after a few hours, it turned out that the most votes in parliament were won by the joint budget of the opposition formations: the center-right Moderate Coalition Party, the right-wing Swedish Democrats and the Christian Democrats. The government’s proposal was lost.
The budget of the right includes, inter alia, The reduction of the gasoline tax resulted in opposition from the Green Party, which said that they were leaving the government because “they cannot carry out activities contrary to their policy”.
In practice, power in Sweden is still held by the outgoing Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Loefven.
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