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Swedish prime minister resigns

Swedish prime minister resigns

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, who previously admitted defeat in the parliamentary elections, submitted her resignation to Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen.

Andersson, who leads the Swedish Social Democratic Workers’ Party, has previously said she will continue to lead the party in opposition in the new government.


Parliamentary elections in the kingdom were held on 11 September. According to the results of counting 99% of the votes with a result of 49.5%, the bloc of right-wing parties, which is represented by the Moderate Coalition Party, the Liberals, the Christian Democratic Party and the Swedish Democrats, is in the lead. The red-green bloc of the ruling parties (the Social Democratic Workers’ Party of Sweden, the Left Party, the Greens, and the Center Party) won 48.8% of the vote. Each party bloc will receive 176 and 173 seats in parliament, respectively.