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Magdalena Andersson becomes first Sweden woman PM to quit on Day 1

The Green Party said it would leave government after the coalition’s budget bill was rejected by parliament
Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson.

Reuters   |   Stockholm   |   Published 25.11.21, 03:26 AM

 Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson quit as Prime Minister on Wednesday less than 12 hours after being appointed when her coalition collapsed, plunging the country into political uncertainty.
 Andersson said a decision by the Green Party, the junior party in the coalition, to quit had forced her to resign, but added that she had had told the speaker of parliament she hoped to be appointed Prime Minister again as the head of a single-party government.
 The Green Party said it would leave government after the coalition’s budget bill was rejected by parliament.
“I have asked the speaker to be relieved of my duties as Prime Minister,” Andersson told a news conference. “I am ready to be prime minister in a single-party, Social Democrat government.”



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