Magdalena Andersson (S) elected prime minister – again
Magdalena Andersson is Sweden's first female prime minister. She will lead a one-party Socialdemokrat government. The party has 100 members of the 349 who sit in parliament. The new government will take office tomorrow.
”We have a long tradition of co-operation with others”Magdalena Andersson, new prime minister
– Like all minority governments we will try to co-operate with other parties in parliament. We have a long tradition of co-operation with others, says Andersson.
Andersson says the three most important questions for the new government are:
– to take back control of welfare
– to speed up work for climate change
-– to leave no stone unturned in coping with segregation and break the pattern of serious violence that has affected Sweden.
Last Wednesday Magdalena Andersson was elected prime minister for the first time, but she resigned after only seven hours. The reason was that Miljöpartiet (MP) left the government after the government's budget was defeated in a vote in parliament.
To be elected prime minister, a candidate may have no more than 174 votes against him/her in parliament. This time 173 voted against her.
The new government takes office tomorrow.
Name: Magdalena Eva Andersson
Family: Husband and two children in their twenties.
Profession: Has a degree in economics. Studied at Handelshögskolan in Stockholm, has also studied at Harvard University in USA and the Austrian Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna.
Political backgroun : Joined SSU in 1983, when she was 16. Since then she has held various posts in the party. Was elected minister of finance in 2014.