Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson appoints new ministers following re-election

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson picked Social Democrat veteran Mikael Damberg as finance minister in her minority government on Tuesday as she pledged to fight climate change and gang crime, and strengthen the welfare system. Damberg has been minister of the interior, where he has been the face of the government’s efforts to fight gang… Read More Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson appoints new ministers following re-election

New Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson resigns on first day in job

Sweden’s first female prime minister, Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, resigned on Wednesday after less than 12 hours in the top job after the Green Party quit their two-party coalition, stoking political uncertainty. But Andersson said she had told the speaker of parliament she hoped to be appointed prime minister again as the head of a… Read More New Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson resigns on first day in job

Swedish parliament confirms Magdalena Andersson as nation’s first female prime minister

Sweden’s parliament voted to confirm Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson as the country’s first ever woman prime minister on Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty about who would lead the country. Former Finance Minister Andersson faces an immediate crisis with the government’s budget bill likely heading for defeat in a vote later on Wednesday. Andersson, 54,… Read More Swedish parliament confirms Magdalena Andersson as nation’s first female prime minister

Swedish PM Stefan Lofven formally resigns

Swedish centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven formally resigned on Wednesday, opening the way for Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson to become the country’s first woman premier if she can win parliament’s approval. Lofven, a former welder and union negotiator, has headed a minority coalition with the Greens since 2014 and said earlier this year that he… Read More Swedish PM Stefan Lofven formally resigns

Swedish PM Stefan Lofven to resign in November ahead of 2022 general elections

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of the Social Democrats party said unexpectedly on Sunday he would resign later this year ahead of general elections in September 2022. “I have informed the party’s executive committee and the nomination committee’s chairman that I want to leave the role as party leader at the party congress in November… Read More Swedish PM Stefan Lofven to resign in November ahead of 2022 general elections