Sweden elects Magdalena Andersson as first female Prime Minister

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Sweden’s parliament has elected Magdalena Andersson as the country’s prime minister, the first woman to hold the post, five days after her first bid lasted only hours.

Andersson is going down in history as the country’s first female prime minister despite being a nation that has long championed gender equality.

The former finance minister won a similar vote last week but threw in the towel only hours later after the Green Party – a coalition partner – abandoned the government over a lost budget vote

With 10 months to go before the September general elections, Andersson will now form a minority government consisting only of her own party, the Social Democrats, which hold 100 seats in the 349-seat parliament and will have to rely on support from several other parties to implement policy.

She is due to formally take over the post on Tuesday, succeeding outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven after his seven years in power.



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