In a shocking development in Sweden, Magdalena Andersson has just resigned few hours after being installed as Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister. According to local reports, happened after Andersson suffered a budget defeat in parliament and then losing her coalition partner in a two-party minority government.
In her resignation letter, she said it is about respect, and also, disclosed she doesn’t want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy,”
“A coalition government should resign if a party chooses to leave the government. Despite the fact that the parliamentary situation is unchanged, it needs to be tried again.” – She added
“I am of the opinion that [the opposition budget] as a whole is something I can live with,” Ms Andersson had told reporters at a news conference.
Magdalena Andersson’s appointment as the first female prime minster, in replacement of Stefan Lofven, was initially a notable milestone for Sweden, amid gender equality as the country was yet to have a woman in the top political post.
However, in a twisted turn of events; her resignation was and history day in the Swedish politics.
With the budget vote approaching, Ms. Andersson had said earlier on Wednesday that she would not resign if she lost, but changed her mind later in the day.