Andersson Elected Prime Minister for the Second Time in A Week
Magdalena Andersson has been nominated by parliament as Prime Minister of Sweden for the second time in a week. She will lead a minority government made up of only her own Social Democratic party.
Last week, Andersson had barely been prime minister for a day when the Greens withdrew support for the coalition.
That was because of the approval of a budget proposal from, among others, the right-wing populist party Sweden Democrats.
Andersson received more votes in parliament than for her nomination. Under the Swedish system, a prime minister does not need a majority, as long as there is no majority in parliament against it.
The 54-year-old politician received 101 votes in favour, 173 against, and 75 people did not vote.