January 28, 2022

Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after becoming leader

Sweden’s Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday just hours after being made the first female prime minister of the nation over questions of “legitimacy.”

“For me, it is about respect, but I also do not want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy,” Andersson told a news conference, according to Fox News.

“Under the Swedish Constitution, prime ministers can be named and govern as long as a parliamentary majority — a minimum of 175 lawmakers — is not against them,” the report added.

The issue includes the government’s budget proposal being rejected in favor of one from Sweden’s Democrats.

The nation’s leaders will gather Thursday to determine the next steps after the surprising move. The next election is not scheduled until September 2022.

The progressive nation’s selection of a female prime minister was short-lived, as the future of the nation remains a question mark following the latest surprise development.

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