New Swedish PM resigns on first day in job, hopes for swift return

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Reuters

By Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden’s first female prime minister, Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, resigned on Wednesday after less than 12 hours in the top job after the Green Party quit their two-party coalition, stoking political uncertainty. But Andersson said she had told the speaker of parliament she hoped to be appointed prime minister again as the head of a single-party government, and the prospects of that happening appeared fairly strong given support from other parties. The Green Party quit after parliament rejected the coalition’s budget bill. “I ha…

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