The right-wing parties nominate Andreas Norlén for speaker and SD member Julia Kronlid for second vice speaker – but cast their votes in the vote. At the same time, the SD gets an advanced role in the Riksdag’s committees.
On Sunday presented The Moderates, the Christian Democrats, the Liberals and the Sweden Democrats have their joint candidate for the Speaker’s post. The choice fell on Andreas Norlén.
“During his time as chairman, Norlén has shown that he possesses the necessary personal qualities and qualifications that the assignment requires. At the same time, Norlén has become widely respected and enjoys great trust both in and outside the Riksdag,” the parties write in a joint press release.
The parties nominate Sweden Democrat Julia Kronlid for the second deputy speaker of the Riksdag. Most recently, she was a regular member of the social security committee.
At the same time, you give the announcement that the parties will cast their votes in the speaker vote that will take place on Monday, which in reality means that members of the other parties will have to make the decision.
The parties have also agreed on the distribution of the committees’ presidium posts, and there it will be a big slam for the Riksdag’s second largest party, the Sweden Democrats. SD gets eight out of a total of sixteen presidium posts. The moderates get four, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals two each.
The exploratory mission lies with Moderat leader Ulf Kristersson and negotiations are ongoing. In that context, the Speaker’s post should be seen as a badge among many, together with the government’s composition, policy and key positions in the Riksdag.
On Friday nominated The Social Democrats’ candidate for the speaker’s presidency, Riksdag member Kenneth G Forslund. But the Social Democrats at the same time extended a hand to the Moderates.
Magdalena Andersson (S), prime minister in the transitional government opened earlier this week for a moderate speaker.
“We don’t want a party-politicized process around the speaker,” she said at a press conference.