New Swedish prime minister resigns on first day in job, hope for quick return

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  • Andersson was from Sweden first female prime minister

STOCKHOLM, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Sweden first female prime ministerSocial Democrat Magdalena Andersson, resigned on Wednesday after less than 12 hours in the top job after the Green Party stopped met their two-party coalition, fueling political uncertainty.

But Andersson said she told the speaker of parliament she hoped to be named prime minister again as the head of An-party governments the prospects of that event seemed pretty strong support from other parties.

The Green Party stopped after parliament rejected the coalition’s budget account.

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“I asked the speaker to be relieved of my duties as prime minister’, Andersson told news conference. “I’m ready to be” prime minister in An-party, social democrat government.”

The Green Party said it would? support her in each new confirmation vote in parliament, while the Center Party promised to abstain, what in practice comes down to supporting her candidacy. The Left Party has also said it would back her.

Although these parties could not agree over An budget, they are united in the goal of holding the Swedish Democrats, a populist, anti-immigration party, of having a role in government.

“The Center Party will open the door” for her (Andersson) to be prime ministersaid the leader, Annie Loof, on tweet.

“We will make sure, again, that Sweden has a . can have government that is not dependent on the Swedish Democrats.”

Opposition right-wing moderates and Christian Democrats backed by Swedish Democrats, but unable to win majority in parliament.


The current minister of Finance and Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson is appointed as the new Prime Minister after a vote at the Swedish parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm, Sweden 24 November 2021. Andersson is the first ever swedish woman prime minister. Erik Simander /TT Press Agency/via REUTERS

Andersson took over if prime minister by Stefan Lofven as head of a minority of two-party coalition supported by the Left and Center parties. But die alliance collapsed in when the Center Party refused back the new government’s financial account.

Parliament then approved the expenditure plans on Wednesday drawn up by three opposition parties, prompting the Green Party to coalition and leaving Andersson no option but resign.

The speaker of parliament will decide now over the next step in the process of finding a new government, but will probably Andersson forward for An new vote in next days.

“We expect the left, green and center parties to abstain” in the following vote and therefore effectively approve Andersson as Prime Minister again”banking” group nordea said: in a note. In other words, the political chaos is… over as long as nothing more happens unexpectedly.”

Who will be? prime minister faces major challenges, and a national election is coming next September.

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The middle-left and center-right blocs sit in principle in a deadlock in polls.

The fact that it took so long for Sweden to get a wife prime minister is embarrassing for a lot of in a country that introduced universal suffrage 100 years ago and has long championed gender equality.

Neighboring Norway has its first female leader 40 years ago. Sri Lanka was the first country elects a female prime minister in 1960.

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Reporting by Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander; Additional reporting by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Niklas Pollard, Alison Williams and Gareth Jones

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