Sweden’s First Female PM Quits within Hours of Taking over the Top Office

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Published: November 25,2021 03:01 PM
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Andersson, leader of the Social Democrats, said that she hopes to be appointed Prime Minster again as the head of a single-party government.

Nov 25, 2021: Sweden's first female Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson had to resign within hours of getting elected for the top job after the Green Party quit her coalition, plunging the country into political uncertainty.



Andersson, leader of the Social Democrats, said that she hopes to be appointed Prime Minster again as the head of a single-party government.



The Green Party quit after Parliament rejected the coalition's budget bill.



"I have asked the speaker to be relieved of my duties as prime minister," Andersson told a news conference. "I am ready to be prime minister in a single-party, Social Democrat government."



Andersson's chances of being reappointed are good. The Green Party said it would support her in any new confirmation vote in parliament, while the Centre Party said it would abstain.