Sweden’s First Female Prime Minister Resigns Hours After Appointment

On Wednesday, Magdalena Andersson who had just been elected as Sweden’s first female Prime Minister resigned just few hours after her appointment by parliament.

Magdalena Andersson.

She resigned without taking office as her coalition collapsed after it failed to pass a budget and the Green Party refused to govern with the oppositional budget.

“There is a constitutional practice that a coalition government should resign when one party quits,” Andersson, a Social Democrat, told reporters.

“I don’t want to lead a government whose legitimacy will be questioned.”

Andersson said she hoped to be elected to the position again soon as the head of a minority government made up of only the Social Democrats.

Before her appointment, Sweden was the only Nordic nation who has never had a female head of government.

Source| AFP

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