The Green Party will not rule on a bourgeois budget. Therefore, they leave the government to the Social Democrats’ Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. She resigns as Prime Minister herself.
Magdalena Andersson is asking to resign as Prime Minister of Sweden after the Social Democrats’ coalition partner the Green Party left the minority government.
Just hours after Andersson was approved by the Riksdag on Wednesday, her budget was voted down. Instead, the Riksdag approved the budget proposal from the opposition parties Moderaterna (M), Kristdemokraterna (KD) and Sverigedemokraterna (SD).
The Green Party will not rule further on a bourgeois budget and left the governing coalition.
The budget was voted down
Sweden’s new Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson got off to a tough start. Just hours after she was approved by the Riksdag, her budget was voted down.
Instead, the Riksdag approved the budget proposal from the opposition parties Moderaterna (M), Kristdemokraterna (KD) and Sverigedemokraterna (SD).
It is now clear that the Social Democrats’ coalition partner the Green Party (MP) is leaving the minority government.
– Not our job
At a press conference, MPs’ spokespersons Märta Stenevi and Per Bolund explain why they are leaving the government.
– Even though we have met the Center Party’s demands, they have chosen to release a budget negotiated by SD, which separates people and people, slaughters the environmental budget and increases emissions, Stenevi says.
– It is not the MP’s task to govern on an SD-negotiated budget. We have a unanimous party board behind us that we can not sit in a government on a budget that SD has negotiated, she says.
Social Democrat Andersson’s budget proposal was voted down by 154 to 143 votes. Earlier Wednesday, Andersson was approved as Sweden’s 34th prime minister by the narrowest possible margin.
The background is that the Left Party on Tuesday agreed to give passive support to Andersson in exchange for the minimum pension being increased by NOK 1,000 a month. The Center Party’s leader Annie Lööf then thought that the Left Party had gained too much influence and would therefore not support the government’s state budget.
The MP says they are most critical of the fact that the opposition’s budget entails a reduction in petrol taxes.