POL Sweden's first female prime minister Magdalena Andersson resigns after a few hours

wvstuck

Only worry about what you can control!
LOL... If she can't have a single socialist party Government she quits... Sweden has their own AOC



Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government.
"For me, it is about respect, but I also do not want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy," Andersson told a news conference.

Andersson has informed parliamentary Speaker Anderas Norlen that she is still interested in leading a Social Democratic one-party government.

Sweden's Finance Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson looks on during a vote in the Swedish parliament Riksdagen in Stockhom on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

Sweden's Finance Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson looks on during a vote in the Swedish parliament Riksdagen in Stockhom on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Erik Simander/TT News Agency via AP)

She said that "a coalition government should resign if a party chooses to leave the government. Despite the fact that the parliamentary situation is unchanged, it needs to be tried again."
The speaker of Sweden’s 349-seat parliament, Andreas Norlen, said he had received Andersson's resignation and will contact the party leaders "to discuss the situation," the Swedish news agency TT said. On Thursday, he will announce the road ahead.

The government’s own budget proposal was rejected in favor of one presented by the opposition that includes the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats. Sweden’s third-largest party is rooted in a neo-Nazi movement.
"Now the government has voted for a budget that has been negotiated by a right-wing extremist party," Green Party spokesperson Per Bolund said. "That is something we deeply regret."

Earlier in the day, Andersson said she could "govern the country with the opposition’s budget."
"We have a united party behind us saying we can not sit in government that implements a policy (the Sweden Democrats) negotiated. We must look our voters in the eye and feel pride," said Marta Stenevi, the Greens’ other spokesperson as the party chose to resign from the government.
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The party said it is prepared to stand behind Andersson in a new vote to tap a prime minister. It was unclear what the dramatic development would lead to.

The approved budget was based on the government’s own proposal but of the 74 billion kronor ($8.2 billion) that the government wanted to spend on reforms, just over 20 billion kronor ($2.2 billion) will be redistributed next year, Swedish broadcaster SVT said. The approved budget aims at reducing taxes, increased salaries for police officers and more money to different sectors of Sweden’s judiciary system.
Sweden's Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson gestures after being elected to party chairman of the Social Democratic Party at the Social Democratic Party congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

Sweden's Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson gestures after being elected to party chairman of the Social Democratic Party at the Social Democratic Party congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT News Agency via AP, File)

Andersson's appointment as prime minister had marked a milestone for Sweden, viewed for decades as one of Europe’s most progressive countries when it comes to gender relations but which had yet to have a woman in the top political post.
Andersson had been tapped to replace Stefan Lofven as party leader and prime minister, roles he relinquished earlier this year.

In the 349-seat Riksdag earlier in the day, 117 lawmakers voted yes to Andersson, 174 rejected her appointment while 57 abstained and one lawmaker was absent.

Under the Swedish Constitution, prime ministers can be named and govern as long as a parliamentary majority — a minimum of 175 lawmakers — is not against them.

Sweden’s next general election is scheduled for Sept. 11.
 

MinnesotaSmith

TB Fanatic
Like the Germans, their best genes seemingly died during WWII.
Apparently the Swedes didn't have very many good ones left by then (that hadn't long ago emigrated to the U.S. or elsewhere).

Out of a population of over 6 million in 1940:

Sweden[edit]
  • Waffen-SS Abteilung Sveaborg.[x]
  • Historians estimate between 100 and 300 Swedish volunteers joined SS units, including the 5th SS Division Wiking,[81] and the III Germanisches Panzer Korps, among others.[82]
 
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bw

Fringe Ranger
"For me, it is about respect, but I also do not want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy," Andersson told a news conference.
Came to this thread prepared to read about a hissy fit, but this is the right call. Kudos.
 

Ragnarok

On and On, South of Heaven
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Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. This means that gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource allocation. A feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making on a broad front, both nationally and internationally. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives. This is a human right and a matter of democracy and justice.

Gender equality is also part of the solution to society’s challenges and a matter of course in a modern welfare state – for justice and economic development. The Government’s most important tool for implementing feminist policy is gender mainstreaming, of which gender-responsive budgeting is an important component.
 

db cooper

The Other Resident Spook
Like the Germans, their best genes seemingly died during WWII.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Nazism or Hitler was a good thing, certainly NOT. But the Germans of that era were German. They had pride in their country, very proud of their homeland. I'd say the Swedes and many others fit that mold too. But the western world collectively has gone to hell.

So my point would be all of the western world's genes seemingly died during WWII.
 

bw

Fringe Ranger
Seems she got her feelz real badly butt hurt.
Not at all. She was in a government the people voted in. Part of that government dropped out. Instead of just taking over from there, she said the people should decide again if they want her. So she's resigning and will compete in a new election.

Impressive behavior for ANY politician, and DAMN impressive for a socialist.
 

MinnesotaSmith

TB Fanatic
Not at all. She was in a government the people voted in. Part of that government dropped out. Instead of just taking over from there, she said the people should decide again if they want her. So she's resigning and will compete in a new election.

Impressive behavior for ANY politician, and DAMN impressive for a socialist.
Maybe. Sounded to me like better to quit than inevitably be fired.
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
Sure. She resigned when her coalition failed. So go back and let the people vote again.
Not sure if they do that but it would be the sensible approach. The players previously picked by the taxpayers can't/won't work together so let the tax payers have another shot at picking a better roster from a refreshed list of prospects.

Good idea which means their Gov structure bosses won't like it.
 

ivantherussian03

Veteran Member
Like the Germans, their best genes seemingly died during WWII.
Apparently the Swedes didn't have very many good ones left by then (that hadn't long ago emigrated to the U.S. or elsewhere).

Out of a population of over 6 million in 1940:

Sweden[edit]
  • Waffen-SS Abteilung Sveaborg.[x]
  • Historians estimate between 100 and 300 Swedish volunteers joined SS units, including the 5th SS Division Wiking,[81] and the III Germanisches Panzer Korps, among others.[82]
I saw a book on the Viking Divisions of German armies of WW2.
 

tech

Veteran Member
She friggin quit when she couldn't get her own way...Sweden is better off without her.
 

thompson

Certa Bonum Certamen
We would end up with Nancy... It's kind of a no win situation :shr:
NO, we would not end up with Nancy.

The only way we would ever wind up with Nancy is if both the President and the Vice President died at the same time, OR if the VP left office for any reason and was not replaced for whatever reason and the President died without a VP in office. A vacancy in the VP office does not mean an automatic promotion from Speaker of the House to VP.

It's spelled out in the Constitution.
 

wvstuck

Only worry about what you can control!
NO, we would not end up with Nancy.

The only way we would ever wind up with Nancy is if both the President and the Vice President died at the same time, OR if the VP left office for any reason and was not replaced for whatever reason and the President died without a VP in office. A vacancy in the VP office does not mean an automatic promotion from Speaker of the House to VP.

It's spelled out in the Constitution.
Good chance on Nancy, Harris quits, now the Senate appoints a VP, but with Harris gone there is no tie breaker vote. You know both sides will fight each other and not allow another liberal to take the seat. Biden goes down, Nancy moves right in because there was no Vice President. That’s today’s world. Biden, Harris or Nancy are equal to the same level of disaster.
 

thompson

Certa Bonum Certamen
Good chance on Nancy, Harris quits, now the Senate appoints a VP, but with Harris gone there is no tie breaker vote. You know both sides will fight each other and not allow another liberal to take the seat. Biden goes down, Nancy moves right in because there was no Vice President. That’s today’s world. Biden, Harris or Nancy are equal to the same level of disaster.
:bhd:

Lordy! You suffer from what is called "Magical Thinking".

You certainly must be forgetting the votes of Romney, Murkowski, Susan Collins of Maine, and probably a few others that escape me as I'm trying to start cooking for Thanksgiving dinner.

Good grief, even the Dems don't want Nancy.
 

wvstuck

Only worry about what you can control!
:bhd:

Lordy! You suffer from what is called "Magical Thinking".

You certainly must be forgetting the votes of Romney, Murkowski, Susan Collins of Maine, and probably a few others that escape me as I'm trying to start cooking for Thanksgiving dinner.

Good grief, even the Dems don't want Nancy.
I don’t disagree that they don’t want Nancy, and more than likely they will keep Biden sedated enough to stay in place. But the scenario is certainly one that is possible. It’s not really magical thinking, they did cheat to win an election.. nothing is off the table anymore.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, I’ve got to get things ready too, lots of folks coming by today.
 

mistaken1

Veteran Member
Andersson has informed parliamentary Speaker Anderas Norlen that she is still interested in leading a Social Democratic one-party government.
It's full on dictator or I am outta here ....
 

mistaken1

Veteran Member
The government’s own budget proposal was rejected in favor of one presented by the opposition that includes the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats. Sweden’s third-largest party is rooted in a neo-Nazi movement.
"Now the government has voted for a budget that has been negotiated by a right-wing extremist party," Green Party spokesperson Per Bolund said. "That is something we deeply regret."
When one is a communist everyone else IS right-wing. Once again the putrid left demands our way or no way. It is time for these left-wing nutbags to find another planet to live on.
 

mistaken1

Veteran Member
The approved budget was based on the government’s own proposal but of the 74 billion kronor ($8.2 billion) that the government wanted to spend on reforms, just over 20 billion kronor ($2.2 billion) will be redistributed next year, Swedish broadcaster SVT said. The approved budget aims at reducing taxes, increased salaries for police officers and more money to different sectors of Sweden’s judiciary system.
Reducing taxes and supporting the rule of law, how neo-nazi of them them.

Just remember 'reforms' is left-wing speak for using public money to fund radical left-wing organizations.
 

SquonkHunter

Geezer (ret.)
Like the Germans, their best genes seemingly died during WWII.
Nah. The best genes from all of Europe came here. That is how the US became the sole Great Power in the world by the early 1990s. Sadly, the enemies within have pizzed away our lead since then. :(

Look back at the two World Wars - our best military commanders were mostly of German descent, i.e. Pershing (WWI), Eisenhower and Nimitz (WWII). It took a German to beat a German (and the Japanese). Guess we should be looking for some really sharp Chinese-Americans to lead us in the coming war?
 

kytom

escapee from reality
Like the Germans, their best genes seemingly died during WWII.
Apparently the Swedes didn't have very many good ones left by then (that hadn't long ago emigrated to the U.S. or elsewhere).

Out of a population of over 6 million in 1940:

Sweden[edit]
  • Waffen-SS Abteilung Sveaborg.[x]
  • Historians estimate between 100 and 300 Swedish volunteers joined SS units, including the 5th SS Division Wiking,[81] and the III Germanisches Panzer Korps, among others.[82]
the swedes were neutral during WWII. they let the german trains full of soldiers come through to norway. the danes and the norweigans think the swedes are traitors. they sold out their brother scandinavians! they call them yahvla svenska faens which translates to damn Swedish devil.
 

Ku Commando

Veteran Member
Kamala......Nancy.......Hildabeest.......the "crew"........this Swedish chippie......


Can't anyone FALL ON THEIR OWN SWORD anymore ??????

I might even derive some entertainment value from that !!
 
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