The Swedish Parliament voted against the censure motion of the Minister of defence

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria of the Swedish Parliament. Archival photoThe Swedish Parliament voted against the censure motion of the Minister of defence© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Swedish Parliament on Tuesday voted against a censure motion of the Minister of defence Peter Hultqvist due to IT scandal.

For the vote of no confidence in the Hultkvist voted by 135 deputies, against – 137, 58 abstentions. The voting process was broadcasted by the Swedish television SVT.

The initiators of the vote were 38 deputies from the Party of the Christian Democrats, the liberal-conservative Moderate coalition party, they supported anti-immigrant party «Democrats of Sweden». For approval of the proposal required at least 175 votes.

In the period from autumn 2015 to spring 2016, the transport Agency of Sweden presented to service technicians in Eastern Europe the system with a database on transport, including police and military, as well as the driver’s license of the Swedes. Violation of the rules is not considered. However, in this regard should be checked hired personnel of the security police of Sweden. On violations reported by the media, the publicized facts attracted criticism from opposition parties. As a result, in late July, has resigned, two government members – the Minister of infrastructure and internal Affairs. The opposition demanded the resignation of the head of the defense Ministry.

For all its modern history, the Swedish Parliament voted on the question of censure to members of the government or the Prime Minister eight times. Last time this happened was last week, when asked to Express a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, social Democrat Stefan Leuven. Such proposals have never found majority support, but the threat had the effect twice. In 1981, it led to the resignation of the government, and in 1988 was forced to leave his post by the Minister of justice Anna-Greta Leijon, as the vote in Parliament was not in their favor.

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