Entertainment Sweden: The Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, resigned less than eight hours after his election
Sweden's parliament set to elect first woman PM
Sweden's parliament looks set to elect Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson as the country's first woman prime minister on Wednesday, hours after she clinched a last-minute deal securing key support. Under Sweden's system, a prime ministerial candidate does not need the support of a majority in parliament -- rather, they just need to not have a majority against them. Andersson has already received the support of the Social Democrats' coalition partner the Greens, as well as the Centre Party.However, political observers noted there was still a slight chance the Centre Party could thwart Andersson's bid.
Magdalena Andersson had surely imagined another scenario for his first day. Wednesday, the 54-year-old social democrat was elected Prime Minister of Sweden. Never had a woman acceded to this position in the Scandinavian kingdom, yet champion of gender equality. But the new leader was forced to resign ... Just eight hours later, after a twists. Its government coalition has relied upon a game of political domino.
Sweden: New Chance Monday for Andersson to get the support of Parliament
Sweden-Politics: Sweden: New Chance Monday for Andersson to get the support of Parliament © Reuters / TT News Agency Sweden: New Chance Monday for Andersson To obtain the support of the Parliament Stockholm (Reuters) - Magdalena Andersson, the Swedish social democratic leader, will be able to attempt Monday to obtain the confidence of the government after being forced Wednesday to resign a few hours after his designation at the post of Prime Minister.
Election In the morning, Camouflet The afternoon
The story of this express resignation dates back to 10 November when, weakened by a vote of distrust and by bad surveys, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven resigned. Objective: To allow his heire to finance for seven years, Magdalena Andersson, to address the 2022 elections in better posture.
Tuesday night, this shatter of fiscal rigor had managed to bring in extremis the support necessary to reach power. For that, she had sealed an agreement with the left party ... which wrinkled the center party, another key party. Disaffect of the concessions obtained by the left wing, he refused to vote his budget. As a result, the Parliament who had elected it in the morning rejected his budget in the afternoon. Instead, the deputies adopted the budget prepared by the right opposition, allied for the first time to.
Sweden’s parliament elects Magdalena Andersson as first female PM
Leader of the Social Democrat party confirmed as outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s successor.The 54-year-old, who took over as leader of the governing Social Democrat party earlier this month, was elected as outgoing leader Stefan Lofven’s successor during a confirmation vote in parliament on Wednesday.
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A first disappointment for the one who had carved a reputation as a woman with grip, to the point that public television had recently devoted him a portrait called "the bulldozer". After this setback, Magdalena Andersson said she could accommodate this budget presented by her opponents. But his ecologists allies, they slammed the door, judging unacceptable to govern with a budget bearing the seal of the far right.
"There is a constitutional practice that a coalition government resigns when a party leaves it. I do not want to lead a government whose legitimacy is called into question", finally said Magdalena Andersson by announcing his resignation.
The ephemeral prime minister will nevertheless have a second chance. On Monday, it will be subject to a new vote of Parliament with a 100% Social Democrat government, announced the President of the House, Andres Norlén on Thursday. "I deeply regret the events that occurred in Parliament yesterday [Wednesday]," he said. These parliamentary tumults "appear incomprehensible to the Swedish people and damage confidence in the political system". To formally enter into office, the new government will have to be formally presented to the king, Charles XVI Gustave.
Confusion over Vickie Chapman's pay and entitlements while in cabinet but not a minister .
Premier Steven Marshall says Vickie Chapman will relinquish her ministerial perks, car, office and additional salary while under investigation, but there appears to be no mechanism under the Parliamentary Remuneration Act for a minister to relinquish part of his or her salary.Ms Chapman yesterday announced her resignation as deputy premier, saying she would "stand aside" from her ministerial responsibilities as a cabinet minister while the ombudsman investigates whether she had a conflict of interest in refusing a timber port on Kangaroo Island as planning minister.