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  Sweden’s first female prime minister quits hours later
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Last EditedRP  Nov 24, 2021 01:18pm
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AuthorJAN M. OLSEN
News DateWednesday, November 24, 2021 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionHours after being tapped as Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government.

The government’s own budget proposal was rejected in favor of one presented by the opposition that includes the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats. Sweden’s third-largest party is rooted in a neo-Nazi movement. The vote was 154-143 in favor of the opposition’s budget proposal.

Andersson, leader of the Social Democratic party, decided it was best to step down from the post more than seven hours after she made history by becoming the first woman to lead the country.
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