Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigns after seven hours in office | Globalism

Sweden’s first female prime minister was forced to resign within seven hours of taking office after her budget was defeated and her fragile parliamentary coalition disintegrated.

Magdalena Anderson, a professional Social Democrat politician who has served as the country’s finance minister for the past seven years, is now frantically trying to secure enough support from MPs for a re-vote next week.

Within a few hours described by one commentator as “perhaps the strangest day in Sweden’s modern political history”, Andersson was initially approved as Prime Minister at 10 am yesterday. Her appointment came more than 100 years after Sweden granted women the right to vote for the first time in 1921.

Magdalena Andersson after she was voted into office yesterday in the Swedish Parliament

Magdalena Andersson after she was voted into office yesterday in the Swedish Parliament

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However, her euphoria did not last long. The first blow fell when someone fell

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