Magdalena Andersson (S) elected prime minister
Sweden has been a democracy for 100 years. But never before has there been a female prime minister.
In parliament the demand was that to be elected no more than 175 votes should be cast against her. She got by by the skin of her teeth – 174 members voted against her.
– I'm raring to go. I want to lead a government that gets to grips with Sweden's problems, I know that Sweden can do better, she said at a press conference after the election in parliament.
But she will have to lead a government on a budget that is partly what Moderater, Kristdemokrater and Sverigedemokrater want.
It is a question of 20 billion crowns of a budget of 70 billion. M, KD and SD want more money to go to the legal system.
This means, for example, that Miljöpartiet's proposal for a ”family week”, that is,if you have a job you can have time off for contact with your children's school or suchllke, will not be voted through.
On Friday Magdalena Andersson will meet the king. Then she will formally become prime minister. And then she will also present the ministers in her new cabinet.