Magdalena Andersson Elected As Sweden’s Prime Minister

Dec 1, 2021

On 29 November 2021, lawmakers narrowly elected Magdalena Andersson as Sweden’s prime minister. Andersson – the first woman in the country’s history to hold the position — will run a minority government with her Social Democratic Party, which controls 100 of the 349 seats in parliament. Andersson was initially elected prime minister on 24 November after forming a two-party coalition government; however, she resigned within hours after the Green Party withdrew support following parliament’s rejection of the coalition’s budget proposal and passage of an opposition-drafted budget. According to Andersson, the priorities of her government will be welfare, climate change and combating a rise in violent organized crime. The next general election is scheduled for September 2022

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