Sweden’s newly elected first female prime minister resigns again | Abroad

The 54-year-old former finance minister Andersson had the support of 117 parliamentarians in a confidence vote, just enough for an appointment. But shortly afterwards, when a budget proposal from three opposition parties was passed, the Greens decided to leave the coalition. It was the first time parliament approved a budget in conjunction with an “extreme, far-right party,” said Per Bolund, one of the two Greens leaders on the populist Sweden Democrats.

Never before has a Swedish government had such a short lifespan. Andersson had taken over from her party colleague Stefan Löfven, who has been in power for seven years. She had signed a retirement deal with the Left Party and the Greens were on board too. The Speaker of Parliament will now determine what should be done.

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