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December 6, 2021

Magdalena Andersson (Uppsala, January 23, 1967 -) is a Swedish politician, President of the Social Democratic Party since 4 November 2021 and Sweden's first Prime Minister since 30 November 2021.

Life

Andersson was a swimmer when he was young. He graduated in 1987 and studied at the Handelshögskolan i Stockholm HHS until 1995. From 1996 he worked as a political expert and from 1998 to 2004 as Head of Planning in the Prime Minister's Office. From 2004 to 2006, he was Secretary of State in the Ministry of Finance. From 2009 to 2012, he was Director General of the Swedish Tax Agency. Andersson was a member of the Riksdag from 2014 and the Swedish Minister of Finance from 2014 to 2021. On November 24, 2021, she was elected prime minister at the head of the Coalition of Social Democrats and Greens (which would have made her the first woman in office), but due to the vote on the coalition budget, the Greens withdrew from the coalition that day, forcing Andersson to resign. . A few days later, on November 29, despite the loss of a coalition partner, he was re-elected to head a one-party, minority Social Democratic government.

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