Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sweden's Center Left Government Can't Pass Its Budget Due To Opposition From Anti-Immigration Party

Sweden's economy and the government's fiscal position is in good shape.  Surprisingly, politics in Sweden are in disarray.  The populist anti-immigration party in Sweden announced that it will not support the budget proposed by the center-left coalition government.  It claims that it will not vote for any budget that encourages immigration.  The coalition government is unable to gather enough votes to pass its budget and it will not operate the government with center-right budget in place.  Public concerns about immigration policy are disrupting electoral politics in much of Europe.  Anti-immigration sentiment in the US, which is a nation built upon immigration, has also become a major political issue.  The US does not have a parliamentary system so the anti-immigration sentiment in the US has been absorbed by the Republican Party. 

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