Sweden's First Female PM Resigns Hours after Appointment
A few hours after being elected as Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Anderson resigns due to her budget failing to pass.
Sweden's Prime Minister-elect Magdalena Andersson tendered her resignation on Wednesday, a few hours after being appointed by parliament.
The cause of resignation is that her budget failed to pass, and the Greens Party left the coalition government.
"There is a constitutional practice that a coalition government should resign when one party quits," Andersson, a Social Democrat, told a news conference.
"I don't want to lead a government whose legitimacy will be questioned," Anderson said, adding that she hoped to be elected to the position anew at a later date.
Sweden's parliament on Wednesday elected Social Democratic party leader and Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson as the country's first female Prime Minister.
Anderson was tasked earlier this month with securing parliament's support to become the country’s first female prime minister, a day after the resignation of left-wing PM Stefan Lofven.