NEW GOVERNMENT

Andersson clears vote to become Sweden's first female prime minister

1:38 min
  • Magdalena Andersson became Sweden first female prime minister on Wednesday after she was narrowly approved by lawmakers in the Riksdag, Sweden's parliament.

  • Her election was made possible by a last-minute deal with the opposition Left Party, where they promised to abstain in the vote in exchange for some political concessions.

  • Andersson's first real challenge as PM will be passing her budget through parliament later on Wednesday.