PARLIAMENT

"A disgrace it's taken so long": MPs on electing Sweden's first female prime minister

3:31 min
  • Reactions from MPs were mixed to the approval of Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson as Sweden's first female prime minister.

  • Some parliamentarians told Radio Sweden it was "a disgrace" that it has taken so long for the country to have its first woman in the top political post, while others said "gender was not so important".

  • "I'm more concerned with her party alignment than her gender", Sweden Democrat MP Oscar Sjöstedt told us.