Mon, 17 Jan 2022

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Swedish parliament elected on Monday once again Magdalena Andersson as the country's new prime minister, after she was elected and later resigned last Wednesday.

To be elected, Andersson only needed a majority of the 349-seat Parliament members not voting against her. She was backed by 101, while 173 voted against her and 75 abstained.

Andersson, leader of the Social Democrats, stepped down last Wednesday when coalition partners, the Green Party, decided to leave the government after the Parliament on the same day had passed the opposition's budget.

Andersson, who since 2014 has served as minister for finance in the government led by Stefan Lofven, afterwards said that she could lead the country with the opposition's budget, describing it as requiring only minor tweaks of the government's own proposal.

She will now lead a minority one-party government, following the inconclusive election result of 2018 which has led to a turbulent political situation in Sweden.

Andersson is scheduled to announce her cabinet members on Tuesday, and is scheduled to take office after a meeting with King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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