Sweden’s first female Prime Minister Andersson resigns hours after being voted in

Stockholm [Sweden], November 25 (ANI): In a dramatic development, Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, resigned just hours after being voted on.

Sweden’s official Twitter account announced on Wednesday that the move came before Andersson was fully in office because she had not yet consulted the king, a spokesperson told CNN.

Her resignation comes after a budget defeat in parliament, Sweden’s Twitter account added, with legislators supporting the opposition’s bill.

The Green Party has also decided to leave the minority coalition government with Andersson’s Social Democrats, it said. “The current government will remain as an interim government until a new government is in place,” it added, CNN reported.

She had replaced Stefan Lofven, who recently resigned as both the country’s prime minister and leader of the Social Democrats.

As prime minister, Andersson was preceded by 33 men. She has previously worked as Deputy Director General at the Swedish Tax Agency, according to her CV on the state’s website.

All other Nordic countries, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, have previously elected female national leaders. (ANI)

Source: sn.dk


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