Swedish Constitution To Be Changed?

The four centre-right government coalition parties and the Greens have joined forces to change the Swedish constitution.

In a 12 point programme, they want to set up a new constitutional court, have separate days for local and national elections, give the Swedish Parliament more power to keep check on the government and make it easier for local referenda. Writing in today’s Dagens Nyheter newspaper, the five political parties presented the result of 3 years of negotiations today.

But the changes won’t happen overnight, according to the current rules, any changes to the constitution have to be decided on by two consecutive parliaments with an election in between, and the opposition Social Democrats are against many of the proposed changes. So if they get into power in the next election, the changes will be stopped.

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