Nov 30, 2021 - World

Sweden elects first female prime minister for second time

 Magdalena Andersson raises a bouquet of red roses after being elected to party chair of Sweden's Social Democratic Party at the Social Democratic Party congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, on November 4,
Magdalena Andersson after being elected chair of the Social Democratic Party in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Nov. 4. Photo: Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Magdalena Andersson, who was last week appointed to serve as Sweden's first female prime minister but resigned hours later, was again elected Monday to lead the Nordic nation.

The big picture: The Social Democratic Party leader is set to lead a one-party government until a September 2022 election after lawmakers elected her to the role in a close parliamentary vote, per AFP. She resigned last week after the Green Party withdrew its support from the two-party coalition government.

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