Lawmakers approve opposition budget for 2022 over government's proposal

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  • A joint budget from the Moderates, Sweden Democrats and Christian Democrats beat out the government's proposal on Wednesday, handing newly elected Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson her first political defeat. 

  • Parliament approved the budget after the Center Party chose to back its own proposal and not the government's.

  • Next year's budget includes lower taxes for workers, increased spending on police and healthcare reforms.