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Sweden’s first woman prime minister resigns 12 hours after taking office

Magdalena Andersson Sweden’s first female PM. Andersson resigned within 12 hours of appointment.

Where: Sweden

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Magdalena Andersson became Sweden’s first female prime minister on Wednesday.

Andersson resigned hours after being appointed to the position when the country’s parliament failed to pass the budget proposed by the minority coalition.

Andersson, a Social Democrat, announced her resignation after the Green Party quit their two-party coalition.

Andersson’s resignation is based on Sweden’s constitutional practice of the PM stepping down if a party leaves the governing coalition.

At a press conference, Andersson said, “I have asked the speaker to be relieved of my duties as prime minister.” She clarified, “I am ready to be prime minister in a single-party, Social Democrat government.”

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