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Swedish Premier Could Keep Cabinet Intact as Key MP Abstains

  • MP in kingmaker role to abstain after talks with ruling party
  • Andersson has said she will resign if her minister is ousted
Morgan Johansson

Morgan Johansson

Photographer: Jessica Gow/TT News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

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Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, looks set to stay in power as a key member of parliament plans to abstain from a no-confidence vote against the government’s justice minister. 

Non-affiliated parliament member Amineh Kakabaveh said she would abstain from participating in the vote after Andersson’s party confirmed an agreement with her on cooperation with a Kurdish organization that Turkey views as terrorist. While it would prevent the premier from resigning, the likely outcome could also complicate talks over Sweden’s bid for NATO membership that have been stalled by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.