Sweden’s first female Prime Minister resign hours after being voted in
Magdalena Andersson, Sweden's first female Prime Minister, has resigned from office only hours after being voted in. The news was announced via Sweden's official Twitter account on Wednesday.
This move came after Andersson's budget defeat in Parliament Wednesday with lawmakers supporting the opposition's bill as per the official statement on Twitter.
The Green Party has also left the coalition government saying, "The current government will remain as an interim government until a new government is in place.” As per Reuters report, Anderson told the speaker of Parliament she hoped to be reappointed as prime minister at the head of a "single-party, Social Democrat government”.
Magdalena Andersson was the first Female Prime Minister appointed after 33 men. She previously worked as deputy director-general of the Swedish Tax Agency. She holds a master's degree in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and was Sweden's finance minister since 2014.
Anderson won the Prime Ministership after reaching a last-minute deal with the former communist Left Party.