Magdalena Andersson put to another vote on Monday to become Swedish prime minister

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The social democratic leader was elected Wednesday morning but had to resign seven hours later at the end of a nightmarish day marked by a defeat on her budget and the departure of environmentalists from the government.

“I deeply regret the events which took place in Parliament yesterday (Wednesday),” said President of Parliament Andreas Norlén.

These parliamentary tumults “appear incomprehensible to the Swedish people and damage confidence in the political system,” he lamented during a press conference.

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After polling the party leaders, he concluded that their intentions were unchanged regarding the election of the future prime minister.

Magdalena Andersson will therefore be put to the vote on Monday, he announced, this time with an entirely social-democratic government, without environmentalists.

Despite being elected prime minister for a few hours before finally having to resign, the 54-year-old economist had not officially taken office.

The latter traditionally comes after the presentation of the government to the king, which should normally have taken place on Friday.

A champion of gender equality, Sweden has never had a Prime Minister. The post has so far been held by 33 men since its inception in 1876.

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