Sweden’s first female PM reappointed after the resignation
Sweden -It is a once in a blue moment for a democratic nation as Sweden has reappointed a Prime Minister after they had submitted their resignation to the parliament.
The nation’s first-ever female PM Magdalena Andersson was appointed for the job after the political turmoil that struck the country shortly after her resignation. Interestingly, it was for the same political reasons because of which she was forced to resign from the post last week.
On Monday, the members of parliament came into terms for her re-appointment by a narrow margin as they backed the Social Democratic Party leader for her attempt to lead a one-party government until elections in September next year. She resigned from the top position on Thursday last week.
This was after she was selected for the position as Sweden’s first female prime minister by a single vote. She was put on a pedestal to prove herself after she proposed an economist’s plan for forming a new coalition government with the green party. Her plan was not agreed by many and that resulted in a series of events including failure of the proposed budget.
Not only was it a rare sight to see the reappointment of a prime minister but also a usual event where the leader had to resign hours after her appointment. The parliament was drawn between two sides and finally, it leaned towards the far-right Sweden Democrats which concluded the first event term of the 54-year-old last week.
It so happened that the coalition party left the side of the prime minister and by the law of the country, if this happens, the prime minister is supposed to resign from the position. Now that the government has been formed, it will remain in place till the next general election is scheduled for 2022. Andersson comes from an experienced political sphere where she had already served as the finance minister for the last seven years post which she became the leader of Social Democrats at the start of November.