POLITICS

New PM Andersson quits as Greens leave government

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  • New Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has resigned, just a few hours after being elected.

  • The move comes following the decision of the Green Party to leave the minority coalition government with Andersson's Social Democrats, following a budget defeat in parliament.

  • The speaker will now start a new round of talks with party leaders, which could end up with Andersson once again facing a parliamentary vote, but this time for a purely Social Democratic minority government.