Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after being elected
STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Anderson, has resigned just hours after being elected.
According to German media, the Green Party, a coalition party of newly elected Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson, announced its separation from the government after the budget bill was not passed, after which the Swedish Prime Minister also resigned.
Speaking to the media, Magdalena Anderson said that according to the constitutional procedure, the coalition government has to resign if the coalition party separates. It does not want to lead a government whose legitimacy is in dispute.
Magdalena Anderson hopes to be re-elected soon. Magdalena Anderson, a 54-year-old finance minister and Social Democrat, was elected prime minister by the Swedish parliament. There were 117 votes in favor of Magdalena and 174 against, while 57 members abstained.
In the Swedish electoral system, the prime ministerial candidate does not need a majority in parliament, but there should not be too many votes against the candidate.