Swedish Social Democrat leader nominated for Prime Minister

In Stockholm, the long-standing Swedish Finance Minister, Magdalena Andersson, has been nominated for the post of the Prime Minister. Currently, the Social Democrat leader has insufficient support to set up a majority coalition, TheLocal.se reports.
On Monday, November 22, parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlén announced in a press conference that Andersson’s candidacy will be put to vote, which is expected to take place on Wednesday, November 24.
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According to the Nordic Country’s system of negative parliamentarianism, a prime ministerial candidate needs only to convince a majority of members of parliament not to vote against them in order to take power. However, currently, it is not safe to say that she will have the post.
In the Riksdag, Andersson, the Swedish Finance Minister since 2014, has to receive the votes or abstentions of both the Centre Party’s 31 MPs and the Left Party’s 28 MPs. Together with the government coalition parties’ 100 Social Democrat MPs and 16 Green Party MPs, the support of centrists and leftists would grant her a majority of 175 mandates. Andersson has not received the backing of the Left Party, according to TheLocal.se.