The Swedish parliament voted on Monday to select Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson as Sweden’s first female prime minister.
The Social Democrats, the Environment Party, the Center Party and the Left Party voted for Andersen with 175 votes, while the Swedish Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives and Christian Democrats voted against (173 votes).
Andersen thus became the 34th prime minister in the history of Sweden. Her appointment came yesterday after she resigned just hours after being elected to this post last Wednesday after failing to pass the draft budget. in Parliament, after the Green Party withdrew from the ruling coalition.
Anderson clarified shortly after her resignation Wednesday: “There is a constitutional custom that states that coalition governments must step down if a party withdraws from them . and I don’t want to lead a government whose legitimacy is undermined. in discussion”.
The next day, last Thursday, Swedish parliament president Andrian Norlin said in a press conference to deplore the political developments that took place on Wednesday, indicating that they could have been avoided had he been informed of the Green Party’s intention to leave the government.
After gaining the trust of parliament for the second time on Monday, Andersen became the first woman elected to the post of Prime Minister in the Kingdom of Sweden, where women have played a significant role in previous government formations.
Magdalena Anderson, born in 1967 in Uppsala, is a politician and economist with a degree from Harvard University. He worked as political advisor to former Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson from 1996 to 1998, then worked as director of planning from 1998 to 2004, after which he spent some time in social services, then from 2004 to 2006 he held the position Minister of State in Finance, before becoming political adviser again from 2007 to 2009, this time to opposition leader Mona Sahlin.
He then held the position of Senior Director of the Swedish tax administration, a position he held until 2012, and then resigned after accepting the candidacy for the Social Democratic Party before the 2014 general election.
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