Stockholm (The Times Groupe)- Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced Thursday that she would step down if a vote of no-confidence succeeds against the justice minister. Sweden
The right-wing parties in the Swedish parliament recently submitted a no-confidence motion against Justice and Interior Minister Morgan Johansson’s handling of gang crime.
Addressing that the government and herself are focused entirely on societal issues, Andersson said there is a huge problem with increasing violence in Sweden.
According to her, it was “horrifically irresponsible” to single out one minister for criticism over Sweden’s problems with gun crime and violent gangs.
We have three months until a general election, and there is a war in our neighborhood.
“That then creates a situation of political chaos and insecurity is totally irresponsible,” she said.
“If you think that this problem is simply about a justice minister, then you haven’t understood the problem at all…The problem is much bigger than that.”
Statistics from the Swedish police show that 45 people have died on average in the country annually in the last five years due to clashes between criminal gangs, while 31 people have died in armed attacks in the first five months of this year.
Then, Amineh Kakabaveh, a Kurdish lawmaker of Iranian origin in Sweden’s parliament who supports the YPG/PKK terrorist organization, told Sweden’s state-owned SVT not to agree to Turkey’s conditions for Sweden’s NATO membership application.
Kakabaveh urged the government to stick to its agreement to support the YPG/PKK, warning that otherwise she would stop supporting the government.