Stockholm (Web Desk): Sweden’s first female Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has been reappointed to the top job less than a week after she resigned the job.
Politicians narrowly elected her again on Monday. She will form a one-party, minority government and her cabinet is expected to be named on Tuesday (today).
Andersson served as prime minister for seven hours before stepping down last week after the Greens left her two-party coalition. Their move followed the parliament’s rejection of her government’s budget proposal in favour of one presented by opposition parties including the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats.
Andersson will have to lead one of Sweden’s weakest governments in recent decades, and govern on a budget in part formulated by three opposition parties, including the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, whose gains over the past decade lie at the heart of Sweden’s political turmoil.
Parliament adopted budget amendments put forward by the opposition last week which heavily reshaped government spending plans.
The Social Democrats have been in power since 2014 supported by parties united by little else than their desire to keep the Sweden Democrats from influencing policy.