Andersson Cabinet

The Andersson Cabinet (Swedish: Regeringen Andersson) was the Government of Sweden following the resignation of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the hasty election of Magdalena Andersson as his successor. It was expected to be a coalition government consisting of two parties: the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the Green Party. In a late turn of events after the confirmation vote, the Green Party left the government cooperation due to the government's budget proposal failing in the Riksdag. The cabinet were originally planned to be installed on 26 November 2021 during a formal government meeting with King Carl XVI Gustaf, but Andersson decided to resign due to a precedent regarding changes in a government's composition; this happened just seven hours after the vote in the Riksdag. The Speaker then set Andersson up for a new confirmation vote to make sure she still had the Riksdag's approval.[1]

Magdalena Andersson cabinet
56th Cabinet of Sweden
Andersson Cabinet, nov 30, 2021.jpg
Cabinet ministers outside Stockholm Palace, 30 November 2021
Date formed30 November 2021
Date dissolved18 October 2022
People and organisations
Head of stateCarl XVI Gustaf
Head of governmentMagdalena Andersson
Deputy head of governmentMorgan Johansson
No. of ministers22
Member partySocial Democrats
Status in legislatureCentre-left single-party minority government, with passive support from Centre Party, Left Party, Green Party, and independent member of parliament Amineh Kakabaveh
Opposition partyModerate Party
Sweden Democrats
Christian Democrats
Liberals
Opposition leaderUlf Kristersson
History
Election(s)2018 election
PredecessorLöfven III Cabinet
SuccessorKristersson Cabinet

On 29 November 2021, Andersson won the vote in Riksdag and became the new prime minister of Sweden. Andersson is Sweden's first female prime minister and female head of government. She governs with a minority government by the Social Democrats. When Andersson's cabinet took office on 30 November 2021, it became the smallest Swedish government since 1979, relying on only 100 of 349 parliament members (28,65%).

On 14 September 2022, after her support coalition lost their parliamentary majority, Andersson announced that she would tender her resignation as Prime Minister on the following day.[2]

FormationEdit

Social Democratic-Green coalitionEdit

In the Riksdag, as long as the Speaker's proposal for a new prime minister is not opposed by half of its members, the proposal is carried.[3]

The Riksdag initially elected Social Democratic leader Magdalena Andersson as Prime Minister on 24 November 2021, with only a slim minority voting against her (174 'no' votes out of the 349-strong Riksdag). This made her the first female prime minister in Swedish history. One member of the Riksdag from the Left Party was absent during the vote.

Departure of the Green PartyEdit

After Andersson's budget proposal was defeated hours later on 24 November by a counter proposal from the Moderate Party, Sweden Democrats and Christian Democrats,[4] the Green Party decided to leave the government. However, the Greens were willing to support a one-party Social Democratic minority government.[5]

According to precedent, a new confidence vote must be held in the Riksdag whenever the composition of a government is changed.[6] Since Andersson was elected by parliament with the promise of retaining the Social Democratic-Green coalition she had no choice but to resign only seven hours after being approved. This resignation allowed a new investiture vote to happen in parliament on 29 November when Andersson was approved again with a slim minority voting against her (173 'no' votes out of the 349-strong Riksdag). This is one 'no'-vote less than the vote on 24 November. Member of Parliament Nina Lundström from the Liberals decided to rebel against her party and thus not vote 'no' but abstain instead to Andersson becoming prime minister saying that electing her is the only way to keep the Sweden Democrats from power.[7]

MinistersEdit

The following are the cabinet members:[8]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Deputy Prime Minister
not a separate minister post
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for EU Affairs30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice
Minister of the Interior
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Integration
Minister for Migration
Minister for Sports
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister of Foreign Trade
Minister for Nordic Cooperation
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for International Development Cooperation30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Health and Social Affairs30 November 20216 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Social Security
6 October 202218 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Social Security30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Finance
Minister for Finance30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Financial Markets
Minister for Consumer Affairs
Deputy Minister for Finance
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Public Administration30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Education and Research
Minister for Education30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Schools30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of the Environment
Minister for the Environment
Minister for the Climate
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
Minister for Enterprise30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Rural Affairs30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Culture
Minister for Culture
Minister for Democracy
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Employment
Minister for Employment
Minister for Gender Equality
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Housing
Deputy Minister for Employment
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Ministry of Infrastructure
Minister for Infrastructure30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats
Minister for Energy
Minister for Digital Development
30 November 202118 October 2022 Social Democrats


PolicyEdit

A specific policy manifesto were presented when Andersson held her declaration of government (regeringsförklaring) 30 November 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nyheter, S. V. T.; Stahle, Nils (24 November 2021). "Ny omröstning krävs om MP hoppar av regeringen". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  2. ^ Nyheter, S. V. T.; Ekström, Kajsa (14 September 2022). "Magdalena Andersson (S) avgår som statsminister". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Magdalena Andersson (S) har valts till statsminister". Riksdag (in Swedish). 24 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  4. ^ Nyheter, S. V. T. (24 November 2021). "Regeringens budget faller – Högeralternativet klubbas igenom". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ "MP lämnar regeringen – om de inte får igenom budgeten". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  6. ^ Nyheter, S. V. T.; Stahle, Nils (24 November 2021). "Ny omröstning krävs om MP hoppar av regeringen". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  7. ^ Riksdagsförvaltningen. "Magdalena Andersson (S) har valts till statsminister". www.riksdagen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Regeringsförklaringen 30 November 2021" (PDF). Regeringen. 30 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
Preceded by Cabinet of Sweden
2021–2022
Succeeded by