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Sweden elects 1st Female Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson

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The former Finance Minister of Sweden, Eva Magdalena Andersson from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) won her 2nd election and became the 1st female Prime Minister (PM) of Sweden. On 24 November 2021, she was first elected as the PM but later resigned after her coalition partner (Green Party) quit the government and the budget failed to pass. Swedan’s Parliament is known as Riksdag. Sweden is the last Nordic country to get a female Prime Minister.

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About the Magdalena Andersson:

  • Magdalena Andersson was born on 23 January 1967. She is a 54-year-old Swedish politician and economist serving as the PM from the Social Democratic Party or SDP.
  • She began her political career as a political adviser to then PM Goran Persson in 1996 and then as Director of Planning.
  • In 2004 she began to work in the Ministry of Finance as State Secretary.
  • She became the head of the SDP on November 4, 2021. She is the second woman leader of the SDP.

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  • Sweden Capital: Stockholm;
  • Sweden Currency: Swedish krona.

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