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Swedish PM resigns on first day after coalition collapses

Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson quit as prime minister on Wednesday less than 12 hours after being appointed when her coalition collapsed, plunging the country into political uncertainty. Andersson said a decision by the Green Party, the junior party in the coalition, to quit had forced her to resign but …

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Swedish PM resigns, finance minister likely successor

Swedish centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven formally resigned on Wednesday, opening the way for Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson to become the country’s first woman premier if she can win parliament’s approval. Lofven, a former welder and union negotiator, has headed a minority coalition with the Greens since 2014 and said …

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