Sweden's first female prime minister resigns less than 12 hours after being installed

Sweden's first female prime minister resigns less than 12 hours after being installed

Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson has dramatically resigned less than 12 hours after being installed over suffering a budget defeat in parliament and then losing her coalition partner in a two-party minority government.



Ms. Andersson said a decision by the Green Party to quit the two-party coalition had forced her to resign but added that she had told the parliamentary speaker she hoped to be appointed prime minister again as the head of a single-party government.



The Green Party said it would leave the government after the coalition’s budget bill was rejected by parliament.



“For me, it is about respect, but I also do not want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy,” Ms Andersson told a news conference.Latest Post
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