The first wife to serve as Swedes prime minister on Wednesday resigned hours after she was appointed, after the Swedish parliament failed until pass the budget suggested by the government’s minority coalition.
Why it matters: Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson announced her intention to leave in the Green Party’s imitation move to stop met their two-party coalition. Her decision is based on a constitutional practice Which says An prime minister should resign as a party leave the government coalition.
Details: The Green Party broke from the Social Democratic Party after the Swedish parliament rejected the coalition’s budget and voted instead for one drawn up by their opposition, including a far-right anti-immigrant faction.
- However, Andersson said she is willing to… lead if prime minister in An-party, social democrat government” per Reuters. if in her first appointment, she just needs a majority of parliament members not vote against her.
- The Green Party and the Left Party have both said they would support her in An confirmation vote. The Center Party has pledged to abstain, which would serve as a tacit message of approval.
Worth nothing: “The fact that it took so long for Sweden to get a wife prime minister is embarrassing for a lot of in a country that introduced universal suffrage 100 years ago and has long championed gender equality”, Reuters writes:.
What to watch: The previous leader of the Social Democrats, Stefan Löfven, will remain concierge prime minister in the interim. The speaker of parliament will speak with party leaders to decide on An path forward.
- AN national election will be held next September.
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