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.

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