Magdalena Andersson


November 30, 2021

Magdalena Andersson (born January 23, 1967 in Uppsala) is a social democratic politician in Sweden. She was re-elected Prime Minister on November 29, 2021. Her minority government officially took office on November 30, 2021. She was elected first Swedish Prime Minister on November 24, 2021, but submitted her resignation the same day before taking office due to the failure of her coalition. Andersson was Treasury Secretary from 2014 to 2021 and has been chairwoman of the Social Democratic Labor Party (SAP) since November 4, 2021.


Andersson studied at the Stockholm School of Commerce. In the 2014 election to the Swedish Parliament, she was elected MP. On October 3, 2014, she took over the finance ministry in the red-green minority government under Stefan Löfven as the successor to Anders Borg. After Löfven announced on August 22, 2021 that he would retire from his offices as party chairman and prime minister in November 2021, she was considered the favorite for his successor. On November 4, 2021, the party congress of the Social Democrats unanimously elected Andersson as the new chairman. On November 24th, Andersson was elected Prime Minister by the Swedish Diet. 117 votes in favor and 57 abstentions were sufficient for their election, since 174 no votes did not result in an absolute majority of MPs against them. On the same day, however, the majority in the Reichstag rejected the draft budget of the red-green minority government and instead approved a budget that was approved by the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats. Since the parliamentary budget is binding on the executive, the Greens announced their withdrawal from the government. This in turn prompted Andersson to ask the President of Parliament to be removed from office on the day of her election, and President Andreas Norlén scheduled another vote on November 29. At Norlén's suggestion, Andersson ran again, unopposed, but this time for a purely social-democratic minority government. She has announced that she intends to govern with the budget decided by the opposition majority until the next parliamentary election in September 2022. As in its first election, the candidacy was supported by the Social Democrats, the Greens, the left Vänsterpartiet and the Center Party. Andersson was again elected Prime Minister with 101 votes in favor, 173 against and 75 abstentions.


Andersson is married to Richard Friberg, a professor of economics, and has two children.


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