Just hours after being appointed, Sweden’s first female prime minister resigned.
Magdalena Andersson was on Wednesday named leader, but she resigned after her coalition partner withdrew and her budget failed to pass.
Instead, parliament approved a budget proposed by the opposition, which includes anti-immigrant far-right groups.
Ms Andersson told reporters, “I have told the speaker that I desire to resign.”
Her coalition partner, the Green Party, stated that a budget “written for the first time with the far-right” could not be accepted.
Ms Andersson stated that she hoped to run for Prime Minister again as the leader of a single-party administration.
On Wednesday, the Social Democrat remarked, “There is a constitutional practice that a coalition government should resign when one party exits.” “I don’t want to be in charge of a government whose legitimacy is called into question.”
On the next step, the speaker of parliament indicated he will call party leaders.
Ms Andersson was elected prime minister earlier on Wednesday since she just needed a majority of MPs to vote in her favour under Swedish law.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.