Quote:Prime Minister Stefan Lofven must now decide how to respond to parties representing a majority in the parliament as they plan no-confidence motions against three of his Cabinet ministers. They’re being targeted for their botched response to a security breach that could have resulted in classified information getting into the hands of foreign powers.
Elections aren’t due for another year, but economists and political analysts say the prime minister will probably need to resign, or call an early election, if Sweden is to move on.
Quote:Just days earlier, Lofven had promised to start an investigation into the Swedish Transport Agency’s decision to outsource its IT operations to IBM in 2015. The agency ignored warnings from the Swedish Security Service, and sidestepped rules on outsourcing. Romania and the Czech Republic were among countries handling the contract, with foreign personnel who didn’t have Swedish security clearance gaining access to classified information. This included data on military vehicles, protected identities and Sweden’s register of drivers’ licenses.
Quote:The political chaos that has ensued threatens to derail the legislative process.
Quote:But the opposition might also find its approach could backfire, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats likely to win more seats in the parliament in a snap election, said Jonas Hinnfors, a political science professor at Gothenburg University.
What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice