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Sweden’s parliament confirms Magdalena Andersson as first female PM

Sweden’s parliament confirmed Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson as the country’s first female prime minister. The 54-year-old, who took over as leader of the governing Social Democrat party earlier this month, was elected as outgoing leader Stefan Lofven’s successor during a confirmation vote in parliament on Wednesday. A total of 117 members of parliament voted […]

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Swedish parliament topples government in no confidence vote

The Swedish parliament passed a vote of no confidence against its Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. 181 of the 349 MPs voted in favour of the motion, while 51 abstained themselves. This is for the first time in history that a sitting prime minister was ousted this way. Mr Lofven now has a week to resign […]