Sweden’s first female PM resigns hours after appointment


Magdalena Andersson makes history by becoming the first woman elected to the post of prime minister in Sweden, despite her unexpectedly brief stint. – EPA pic, November 25, 2021.

SWEDEN’S Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson handed in her resignation hours after being appointed by Parliament yesterday, after her budget failed to pass and the junior Green Party quit the coalition government.

Andersson made history by becoming the first woman elected to the post of prime minister in Sweden – she was to formally take over tomorrow – despite her unexpectedly brief stint.


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