Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt feels the leader of the opposition is complicating the political game
Friday, 08 November 2013
The leader of the Swedish opposition, Stefan Löfven seem to be getting
too clever for the Swedish prime minister’s liking - when he said
that he wants to form a government if his party is to form a majority
government, - to be open to all but for the far rights Sweden
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt who is also the leader of the Swedish
Conservative party, the Moderate has thus on Friday harshly criticised
the leader of the Social Democrats Stefan Löfven who he feels is
looking for means to boost his stance in the opinion polls and glancing
hopefully at the example of Norway.
"Their statements are not true-in the conditions that apply to Swedish
politics, "said Fredrik Reinfeldt, to the assembled press corps in
parliament on Friday.
In the morning information came out that the Social Democrats could
forms a majority government with both the Centre Party and the Liberal
Party while leaving out the Left Part that has a firm place in the bloc
policy of the Red Green Alliance has created tension on both side of
the Swedish political divide. The social democrats argue that the
reason for that is the social democrats have worked with them in the
past and that Sweden needs broader political embrace if it is to solve
the problems the country faces today.
Stefan Löfven “gambit” was met with a cold shoulder by Annie Loof of
the Centre party and Jan Björklund of the People’s Party or the Liberal
party. Then Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is also commenting on the
issue as well as the leader of the Left Party, Jonas Sjöstedt which is
really furious for being side lines by the Social Democrats despite
being a fully integrated member of the Red-Green bloc.
According to Fredrik Reinfeldt, such moves have consequences. The hope
to operate a minority government that includes the Green Party, as
expressed in the morning is not realistic.
"A minority government will have great difficulties anchoring reforms
in a climate where political parties are saying that either, we are
part of the government or the opposition. The only thing we will know
in the 2014 election campaign is whether the election manifesto that
the Social Democrats have tabled will become government policy, "he
But Jonas Sjöstedt and the Left party still wants to be part of a
Red-Green government after the election, despite the Social Democrats
merely pointing out the Green Party as a "natural partner".
“We are the prerequisite to get through it the way the Social Democrats
and the Green Party want. If it is to wants to close the nuclear plants
you do not want to do it with Jan Björklund. If you want a stronger
labour laws, you do not get it with Annie Loof, and how do we let get
away from privatisation, with the parties that created them,” says
Jonas Sjöstedt to Swedish television.
By Scancomark.com Team