Magdalena Andersson, Sweden’s prime minister, resigns barely hours after the country’s catastrophic budget loss.

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Magdalena Andersson, Sweden’s prime minister, resigns barely hours after the country’s catastrophic budget loss.

SWEDEN’S first female prime minister has resigned just hours after her budget was defeated in parliament.

Ms. Andersson served as Sweden’s first female prime minister for about seven hours before resigning on Wednesday night.

Her budget proposal did not receive enough legislative support to succeed, and parliament instead approved a spending plan drafted by her opponents, the center-right Moderate Party and Christian Democrat Party, as well as the far-right Sweden Democrats.

Magdalena Andersson, who led a Social Democratic Party-led coalition with the Greens, had no choice but to resign after the Greens withdrew from the partnership, claiming that the opposition budget did not include enough of their policies.

According to Swedish norms, when a coalition party leaves government, the prime minister is supposed to retire.

“I met with the speaker of parliament and sought to be released of my post as prime minister,” Magdalena Andersson said.

“However, I told him that I am still ready to be Prime Minister, but only in a single-party Social Democratic government.”

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