Sweden’s new prime minister resigns hours after his election
(CNN) – The official Swedish Twitter account announced, on Wednesday, that the first woman to assume the position of Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, has resigned from her position just hours after the vote on her.
The drastic move comes before she takes office fully, as she has not yet met King Carlos XVI Gustavo, a CNN spokesperson said.
He added the Swedish Twitter account, in which lawmakers supported the opposition bill.
He said the Green Party also decided to leave the minority coalition government with Anderson’s Social Democrats, adding: “The current government will remain an interim government until a new government is formed.”
Anderson, 54, said she had told the speaker of parliament that she hoped to be re-elected as prime minister at the head of the “SPD government,” Reuters reported.
has been replaced Stefan Lofven, who recently resigned as the country’s prime minister and leader of the Social Democratic Party.
All other Nordic countries (Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland) had previously elected women national leaders.
As Prime Minister, Anderson preceded 33 men. Previously, she worked as Deputy Director General of the Swedish Tax Agency, according to her biography at Swedish government website.
She holds an MA in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and has served as Sweden’s Finance Minister since 2014.
She is also the second woman to head the centre-left Social Democrats, according to Sweden’s Twitter account.