Although Sweden is taking its time in forming a new government, there’s a deadline approaching that will force a political fight over who gets to set the next state budget.
If the centre-right opposition put forward their own budget, and the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vote for it, then the current centre-left transitional government could be forced to implement policies that they do not themselves agree.
Radio Sweden asks political scientist Sofie Blombäck at Mid-Sweden University to explain the situation.
Related links from around the North:
Canada: Canadian budget “step in the right direction” says national Inuit organization, Eye on the Arctic
Russia: Regional government in northwestern Russia slashes budget by 5%, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Swedes aren’t used to waiting so long for a new government, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska Governor Walker drops re-election bid and backs Democratic candidate, Alaska Public Media