November 30, 2021
Eva Magdalena Andersson, known as Magdalena Andersson, born January 23, 1967 in Uppsala (Uppland), is a Swedish economist and politician.
A member of the Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party (SAP), she was elected MP in the 2014 general elections. That same year, she was appointed Minister of Finance in the Löfven government.
In 2021, she was elected president of the SAP then Prime Minister.
Training and early political career
In the 1990s, she studied at the Stockholm School of Economics and then at Harvard University. She won the title of national swimming champion.
She worked in the services of the Swedish Prime Minister as a political advisor between 1996 and 1998 then as planning director between 1998 and 2004. Between 2004 and 2006, she worked at the Ministry of Finance, then, between 2007 and 2009, worked as a consultant for politician Mona Sahlin. From 2009 to 2012, she was Chief Director of the Swedish Tax Agency.
Minister of Finance
In 2014, she was appointed Minister of Finance in the government of Social Democrat Stefan Löfven and became the first woman to be entrusted with this portfolio.
In 2020, she was elected chair of the Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund, made up of central bank governors and ministers from several countries, for a three-year term. She takes up her duties on January 18, 2021.
Head of the Social Democratic Party
In August 2021, when the departure of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is announced, the name of Magdalena Andersson is put forward among those of her possible successors in the leadership of the Social Democrats and, consequently, of the government. Several sections of the party support him. On the following September 29, she was officially nominated as a candidate for the November congress. She is formally elected by the Social Democratic delegates, meeting in congress in Gothenburg on November 4, 2021, and takes office the same day. She is the second woman to lead the party.
In a vote in the Riksdag on November 24, she was elected Prime Minister by 117 votes in favor, 174 against and 57 abstentions, an absolute majority of negative votes (i.e. 175 votes) being required to prevent her from accessing the to be able to. He is scheduled to take up his post two days later.
She narrowly obtained the vote of confidence in Parliament thanks to a last-minute agreement with the Left Party to increase small pensions. However, it loses the support of the Center Party, which was opposed to this concession and whose support was necessary to pass its draft budget. It is the budget prepared by the right-wing and far-right opposition that is adopted. This situation leads the ecologists to leave the government coalition, they refusing to govern with this budget, then Magdalena Andersson to give up the post of Prime Minister before its presentation to the king.
On November 29, she was re-elected Prime Minister by 101 votes in favor, 173 against and 75 abstentions. His assumption of office, with the presentation of his government team to King Charles XVI, is scheduled for the next day.
She is married to economics professor Richard Friberg; they have two children together.
Notes and references
(fr) This article is partially or fully taken from the English Wikipedia article "Magdalena Andersson (Social Democrat)" (see list of authors).
(sv) Official site
Audiovisual resource: (en) Internet Movie Database
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