New Swedish Prime Minister resigns hours after being voted in - News Summed Up

New Swedish Prime Minister resigns hours after being voted in


(CNN) Sweden's first female Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, has resigned from office only hours after being voted in, Sweden's official Twitter account announced Wednesday. The dramatic move came before Andersson was fully in office as she had not yet had counsel with the King, a spokesperson told CNN. Her resignation follows a budget defeat in Parliament Wednesday, Sweden's Twitter account added, with lawmakers supporting the opposition's bill. The Green Party has also decided to leave the minority coalition government with Andersson's Social Democrats, it said. Andersson, 54, said she had told the speaker of Parliament she hoped to be reappointed as prime minister at the head of a "single-party, Social Democrat government," Reuters reported.


Source: CNN November 25, 2021 03:10 UTC



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