Budget crisis threatens on day one for Sweden’s first female PM

  • Budget vote expected after 1500 GMT
  • coherence of coalition and supporting unravel parties
  • Andersson greets symbolism of role for girls in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 24 (Reuters) – Social Democratic leader Magdalena Andersson became Sweden’s first female prime minister on Wednesday right away faced a crisis over An budget vote that hair government looks like set losses.

Andersson, 54, won approval as prime minister after reaching a last-minute deal with the former communist left party. But a fragmented political landscape means its hold on power is already weak.

Parliament must vote on the budget some time after 1500 GMT, with her centerleft government’s proposals set to be rejected in favor of put amendments forward by the centre-right opposition, including tax cuts on gasoline and more expenses on the justice system until fight gang crime.

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Though it would be a great defeat for the new government on day one, Andersson, who wash finances minister under her predecessor Stefan Lofven, said she would soldier on if prime minister. read more

“I am of the opinion that it (the budget) as a whole is something I can do live with’, Andersson told news conference.

Andersson, who became prime minister 100 years later women goods first can vote in an election in Sweden, has inherited something of a poisoned chalice from Lofven.

He managed to keep the minority together coalition of their social democrats with the Greens while also appeasing the left and center parties whose support the government also needs.

But the complex equilibrium has now collapsed, with the right-leaning Center suspicious of the former increasing influence of the communist left, and Andersson will do well to hold on on until power until there are elections in September next year.

The Center Party is concerned over the deal with the Left Party and has said it won’t back Andersson on the financial account.

“We can not support An budget of a government What’s? moving far to the left’, Center Party leader Annie Loof told reporters.

The Green Party said it “are” options”If the Opposition Gets Her” way on the budget.

Even if she manages to consolidate her power base, Andersson faces met significant challenges.

Gang violence and shootings destroy life in many big cities. read more

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in the much-vaunted welfare state and the government must speed up the shift to a “green” economy if it wants to achieve its climate goals. read more

Whatever the difficulties, Andersson will address the… history book as die from Sweden first female prime minister, 40 years after being neighboring Norway . received first female leader and 60 years behind Sri Lanka, the first country to elect a female prime minister.

“L know what this means for girls in our country,” said a visibly emotional Andersson also grew up like a girl in Sweden and Sweden is a country of gender inequality. Absolutely, I’m moved by this.”

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Reporting by Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander; Additional reporting by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Niklas Pollard and Alison Williams

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