Magdalena Andersson hopes to lead her Social Democratic Party to win next year’s elections, and has been criticized by the extreme right at the same time.
Stockholm – Magdalena Anderson has returned to her home in hope The glory years of Social Democratic Party.
Anderson was elected Prime Minister of Sweden on Monday after lawmakers approved her plan for a one-party government. Anderson was in the highest office for only seven hours last Wednesday, as she led the bipartisan alliance of the Green Party and the Green Party. Now, she plans to make deals with different allies to push for a program that focuses on environmental protection and criminal justice reforms.
Anderson said that his government has the largest number of MPs and has a long tradition working with others. Anderson was speaking to reporters after his second term as prime minister. “We are ready to do everything possible to push Sweden forward.”
She faces serious challenges with just 10 months to go before the next national election.
Unlike Göran Persson, the last Social Democrat to lead a one-party government in Sweden, Anderson must navigate the political map redrawn after the emergence of the far-right Swedish Democratic Party (SD).
Persson governed Sweden for ten more years before 2006. SD was a fringe party, regarded by mainstream parties as a pariah because of its neo Nazi roots.
Since entering parliament in 2010, SD has gained strong support for its antiimmigration stance. POLITICO polls show that it has 20% support.
The support rate for Social Democratic Party has fallen from 40% to 27% during Persson’s glory days. This means that it is still the most beloved party but not more.
SD leader Jimmy Åkesson stated that his party will do its best to overthrow Anderson in the September elections next year to support her main rival, Ulf Kristersson, the leader of the center-right moderate party.
Outside parliament on Monday, Åkesson described the Social Democratic Party’s attempt to build support for its policy platform as “complete chaos”.