The Swedish Parliament elects the leader of the Social Democratic Party as the new Prime Minister for the second time

FILE PHOTO: The Swedish Parliament confirms Social Democratic Party leader Andersson as the new Prime Minister
FILE PHOTO: Incumbent Finance Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson attends a news conference after being appointed the country’s new Prime Minister following a vote at the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm , Sweden November 24, 2021. Andersson is Sweden’s first female prime minister, minister. Erik Simander / TT News Agency / via REUTERS

November 29, 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Spain’s parliament for the second time in less than a week elected Social Democratic Party’s Magdalena Andersson as its new prime minister on Monday, sending the country’s first female prime minister into office. navigate a fragmented and pervasive political landscape.

The former finance minister won a similar vote last week but was tough just hours later after a junior coalition partner quit the government over a missed budget vote. .

Andersson will now form a minority government consisting only of his party.

The Social Democrats hold 100 seats in the 349-seat parliament and will have to rely on the support of several other parties to implement policy. Not since 1979 has a command government enjoyed little direct support in parliament.

Complicating the picture, Andersson will have to run a budget partly led by three opposition parties, including the anti-immigration Swedish Democratic Party, whose profits over the past decade lie at the heart of the country. Sweden’s political instability.

Her continued hold on power is due to a deadlocked parliament, where neither the center-left nor the center-right have been able to hold a majority on their own.

An election next September may not bring any clarity as polls show little change in the overall political balance.

(Reporting by Niklas Pollard, Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander, editing by Niklas Pollard) The Swedish Parliament elects the leader of the Social Democratic Party as the new Prime Minister for the second time


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