Magdalena Andersson stepped down after parliament rejected the draft budget proposed by the new cabinet.

Magdalena Andersson stepped down after parliament rejected the draft budget proposed by the new cabinet.

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The leader of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party of Sweden Magdalena Andersson managed to set two records today. True, they are different in their properties. First, the 54-year-old politician became the first woman in the history of the country to head the government, which, of course, will immortalize her name in the political annals of the northern kingdom. But, alas, Andersson managed to stay in this capacity for only a few hours, leaving her post after parliament did not accept the draft budget proposed by the cabinet.

Seeing that the MPs rejected the government option, the Swedish Environmental Party fled from the formed coalition. The Greens did not tolerate the fact that the project they supported did not gain the majority. The prime minister of the collapsed government had no choice but to resign.

Prior to this, Andersson was the Minister of Finance of Sweden – also the first woman to head this department. After becoming prime minister, she was expected to shift the country’s domestic politics to the left, introducing new taxes and expanding social obligations to citizens. But it didn’t work out …

While the parliamentarians are casting a spell over the creation of a new coalition, the transitional government will continue to be headed by the former Prime Minister Stefan Leuven, who held this position for seven years.

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