By: Oliver Pechter of Business Insider
The Swedish government could potentially resign today.
The Swedish opposition movement Alliansen is putting forward a motion of no confidence against interior minister Anders Ygeman, defence minister Peter Hultqvist and infrastructure minister Anna Johansson following an IT-scandal at the Swedish Transport Agency earlier this month, which involved the leaking of private citizen data to foreign contractors.
“We at Alliansen want to raise a motion of no confidence against the three responsible ministers for their failures to take responsibility during the crisis,” said the Moderates party leader Anna Kinberg Batra.
“It is obvious that the three ministers have neglected their duties… it may have threatened the security of Sweden,” says Annie Lööf.
“But we are not demanding that the government should resign,” says Jan Björklund.
The Alliance elaborated their decision further in a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet.
“The security crisis puts individual citizens as well as the entire nation’s security at risk. It’s very serious. We have found major shortcomings in the government’s work and responsibility during the handling of the crisis.”