Sweden's Andersson elected as nation's first woman PM

AFP |
Published: 11.24.21, 11:45
Sweden's parliament on Wednesday elected Social Democratic party leader and current Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson as the country's first woman prime minister, after she clinched a last-minute deal securing key support.
Andersson will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven after a total of 117 members of parliament voted for her, while 57 abstained, 174 voted against and one was absent.
Under Sweden's system, a prime ministerial candidate does not need the support of a majority in parliament, they just need to not have a majority - or 175 votes - against them.