Opposition parties seek common ground on budgets

3:13 min
  • All of the Parliamentary parties have now presented their shadow budgets, including the biggest opposition party, the conservative Moderates, which presented theirs this week.

  • Both the Christian Democrats and the Sweden Democrats have toned down possible expectations for the three parties to come together on a comprehensive budget alternative, but the Moderates and Sweden Democrats were featured on TV talking about possibilities for common ground.

  • Nicholas Aylott is a political scientist at Södertörn University, and says that the Prime Minister's heir apparent, Magdalena Andersson, may be prepared to govern anyway, even if her own budget does not pass, since she has made not threats to the contrary, unlike Stefan Löfven.