Swedish Parliament to Vote Again on Magdalena Andersson as PM
By Dominic Chopping
STOCKHOLM--The Swedish parliament will meet on Monday to vote
again on electing Magdalena Andersson as prime minister, the
parliamentary speaker said at a press conference Thursday.
Ms. Andersson on Wednesday morning became Sweden's first female
prime minister, but resigned just hours later as her coalition
Following Wednesday's prime-ministerial election, parliament
voted on the government's budget bill, which failed to pass. That
meant the budget proposed by opposition parties was approved
instead, an opposition that includes the populist Sweden
In response, Ms. Andersson's key coalition partner, the Green
Party, quit the government, refusing to govern with a budget
negotiated by the Sweden Democrats, a move that forced Ms.
"I deeply regret the development of events we saw yesterday,"
parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlen said at the press
"I should have been told that there was such a reservation in
the Green Party's position...Then of course I would not have
nominated Magdalena Andersson [for prime minister] on Monday."
Mr. Norlen said he has now spoken to all party leaders, whose
position on their preferred prime-ministerial candidate hasn't
changed since Wednesday's vote, and he will therefore nominate Ms.
Andersson as prime minister again, with the vote to take place on
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