Swedish Parliament to Vote Again on Magdalena Andersson as PM

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by Dominic Chopping

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Stockholm: Sweden’s parliament will meet on Monday to vote again on electing Magdalena Andersen as prime minister, the parliamentary speaker said at a news conference on Thursday.

Ms Andersen became Sweden’s first female prime minister on Wednesday morning, but resigned hours after her coalition government collapsed.

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Following Wednesday’s prime ministerial election, parliament voted on the government’s budget bill, which failed to pass. This meant that the proposed budget was approved instead by the opposition parties, an opposition that includes the populist Sweden Democrats.

In response, Ms Andersen’s key coalition partner, the Green Party, left the government, refusing to rule with a budget negotiated by the Sweden Democrats, a move that forced Ms Andersen’s resignation.

“I am deeply sorry for yesterday’s events,” Parliamentary Speaker Andreas Norlen said at a news conference.

“I should have been told that there was such a reservation in the position of the Green Party … then certainly I would not have nominated Magdalena Anderson [for prime minister] on Monday.”

Mr Norlen said he has now spoken to all party leaders whose position on their preferred prime ministerial candidate has not changed since Wednesday’s vote, and so he will re-nominate Ms Anderson as prime minister. which will be voted on. Monday.

Write to Dominic Chopping at [email protected]

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