the prime minister resigns, the conservatives will form the government

More than 99 percent of votes were counted after Sunday’s election. districts, it was announced that the right-wing opposition should get 176 out of 349 seats in the Swedish parliament. The bloc’s success was partly due to the rise of the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD).

Ms. Andersson, leader of the Social Democratic Party, said at a press conference that although the final votes are still being counted, it has become clear that the right-wing will win the majority of seats. Although “the margin is small, it’s still a majority,” she noted.

“So, tomorrow [ketvirtadienį] I will submit a statement of resignation from the position of prime minister,” said the prime minister appointed in 2021.

The election battle was so fierce that tens of thousands of votes cast abroad and during early voting must be counted to confirm the results.

Sweden’s conservatives will form a government after a narrow victory

Ulf Kristersson, leader of the right-wing and far-right bloc that won Sweden’s election by a narrow margin, is preparing to form a new government on Thursday.

“I am starting the work of forming a new and strong government,” U. Kristersson said at the end of counting the votes on Wednesday. “Now we will restore order in Sweden!”

His four-party coalition will have 176 of the 349 seats in Sweden’s parliament, according to election results with 99.9 percent of the vote counted. election precincts. The bloc’s 73 seats go to the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD).

The left gets 173 seats in the parliament.

The battle for Sunday’s election was so tight that tens of thousands of overseas and early voting votes were being counted until Wednesday to confirm the results.

Admitting the defeat of her camp, Social Democratic Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced her resignation on Wednesday.

At the press conference, she noted that although the right-wing party “has a small majority, it is still a majority.”

“So, tomorrow [ketvirtadienį] I will submit a statement of resignation from the position of prime minister,” said the prime minister appointed in 2021.

“Make Sweden Great Again”

Swedish governments have never been dependent on the support of the anti-immigration and nationalist SD. On Sunday, this party became the big winner of the elections.

After almost all the votes were counted, the SD came in second place behind the Social Democrats, who have dominated Swedish politics since the 1940s.

However, the post of prime minister will probably go to U. Kristersson, because SD leader Jimmie Akesson cannot unite all four bloc parties.

Kristersson, a former gymnast, has led a major shift in his party’s stance on the SD, starting trial talks with the far-right in 2019 and then strengthening cooperation with them.

Later, the Christian Democrats and, to a lesser extent, the Liberals followed suit.

For now, the difficult question remains unanswered, whether the extreme right will be allocated positions in the cabinet of ministers. Mr Akesson said on Sunday that this was his party’s aim.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Mr Akesson thanked “Sweden’s friends” across the country and noted that a new government would be negotiated as long as needed.

“Now the work begins [siekiant] to make Sweden great again,” he said.

Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Italian anti-immigration “League”, welcomed the SD’s success.

“Even in wonderful and democratic Sweden, the left has been defeated and sent home,” Salvini said in a statement on Wednesday.

SD emerged from neo-Nazi groups and the Keep Sweden Swedish movement of the early 1990s. In 2010, this party, having collected 5.7 percent. votes, entered the parliament.

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