Magdalena Andersson elected Prime Minister of Sweden – for the second time in one week

Magdalena AnderssonPhoto: Jessica Gow / TT / NTB
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For the second time in less than a week, Magdalena Andersson (S) has been approved as Prime Minister by the Swedish parliament (Riksdag). 

Of the 349 members of the Riksdag, 173 voted against her. To get a parliamentary mandate in Sweden, one does not need a majority; it’s just important that the majority is not against the candidate. 

The Social Democrats’ party leader Magdalena Andersson was first elected head of government last Wednesday. Seven hours later, she resigned after the Green Party withdrew from government cooperation.

The party chose to leave the new government as it did not get its preferred budget proposal adopted. The Center Party withdrew its support for the budget proposal, and thus, the opposition’s budget was adopted.

Andersson will now lead a one-party government, becoming Sweden’s first female prime minister.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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