Leader of the Social Democratic Worker's Party, Magdalena Andersson, Became Prime Minister in Sweden
OREANDA-NEWS. The Swedish unicameral parliament has elected the leader of the Social Democratic Worker's Party of Sweden Magdalena Andersson as prime Minister for the second time. After the first election, she resigned a few hours later. Her candidacy was supported by 101 deputies, 173 against, 75 members of parliament abstained.
Earlier it was reported that Andersson became the first woman to hold the post of prime minister in the history of the country – 117 deputies voted for her candidacy, 57 people abstained, one deputy was absent from the meeting. However, a few hours after the election, she resigned, as the draft budget of the Swedish government did not gain a majority following a vote in parliament. It is noted that most of the deputies supported the project proposed by the opposition.
Turbulence in the kingdom's politics arose after the elections in September 2018. Then none of the parties gained a majority, and, moreover, a significant percentage was received by the right-wing movement Sweden Democrats (SD). Their program includes refusing to accept migrants, as well as changing the focus of policy from environmental protection to the welfare of Swedish citizens.
With great difficulty, the Social Democrat Stefan Levin, who was re-elected prime minister only by January 2019, announced his intention to resign in August 2021. For a little more than two years of the new premiership, he managed to lose his chair and immediately take up the post again .
This happened as a result of a vote of no confidence, the idea of which, however, was born in the camp of the SDRPS ally – the Left Party. Left-wing radicals criticized the plans to abandon state participation in the formation of the cost of renting housing and the transition to market pricing (by the way, Levin subsequently agreed with criticism). Turning a blind eye to the occasion, the opposition (and above all the SD) initiated a vote, following which, for the first time in the history of the kingdom, the cabinet fell.
Now the Social Democrats were led by Magdalena Andersson, who headed the Ministry of Finance. The program of the policy was the traditional struggle for equality, democracy and climate for Social Democrats.