2014-12-22 – The mainstream parties have called off the re-election and have decided to co-operate until 2022 to permanently exclude the Sweden Democrats (SD) amidst fears that people will vote for them in the future.
According to Sweden’s Television (S(S)VT), the socialist government and the opposition have been secretly negotiating for the last couple of days. The two have traditionally been at odds but are today united in (mass) immigration policies and a fear of becoming redundant in the future due to the Sweden Democrats rise to power.
They are attempting to find a way so that Sweden can be ruled by a minority government and how a minority government can pass its budget. If they find a solution Löfven may decide not to issue a re-election. Then the government can keep on ruling, but with an Alliance budget during 2015 and the year after pass their own budget. The Alliance could over time benefit from such a resolution, because they want these new rules in place in the next election in 2018. If there where to be a shift in government the Alliance would be in the same seat – S(S)VT reporter Kerstin Holm
These changes may seem shocking but earlier in December the opposition actually stated that they were willing to change the rules instead of co-operating with the Sweden Democrats.
Whilst S(S)VT prides itself on being unbiased it simultaneously states that the a re-election doesn’t help the current situation at all and that changing the rules, and calling off the re-election would be beneficial to both sides.
Perhaps S(S)VT is terrified of YouGovs polls which show that the Sweden Democrats are expected to receive 17.7% of the votes despite them airing the propaganda show, Blå Ögon, every week on prime-time?
Stefan Löfven promised to resign if his budget didn’t go through but went back on his word and issued re-elections instead. He has thus far managed to spend 695 000 taxpayer kronor renovating his new home: the Sagerska Palace.
It seems the former-welder turned Prime Minister has made himself at home and if he has gone back on his word once why wouldn’t he do it again?
The agreement in question means that Sweden will be ruled by the socialists until 2018 and then most likely the liberals until 2022. The only opposition i.e. the Sweden Democrats have in-effect been excluded from power indefinately or until they get more than 50% of the votes.
How bad could it be?
That would be the equivalent of Obama allowing 19 200 000 immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa to enter the states and receive full: accommodation, health-care, dental-care and education courtesy of US taxpayers.
Edited 2015-01-02: I previously wrote that legislation was changed which was incorrect. Neither of the two blocks that traditionally oppose each other have a majority due to the SD:s kingmaking role and the December Agreement ensures that the largest minority block will be allowed to rule on its own budget without the other block opposing it but it doesn’t entail that any specific laws are changed. Thank you Lawson for noting the error.
A wise man once said:
Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
– John Adams (1735-1826)