Magadalena Andersson has elegantly finished the problems with the director general of the Swedish Tax Agency. Several details of this affair has been penetrated. Still one detail, the most important, has not been mentioned.
That is that the authority to nominate civil servants applies to the prime minister, without any formalities to cooperate with the parliament. Therefore it has been a clear tendency to appoint friends in stead of appointing those with a competence and integrity. The consequence of the procedure results in an administration with a staff with direct or indirect indebtedness to the power.
In all democracies there is a Head of State, directly elected by the people, who has the authority to nominate, based on a co-operation with the High Courts and/or the Parliaments. The consequence of this procedure results in an administration based on competence and integrity.