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Swedish PM Andersson resigns on first day, to seek new support

STOCKHOLM - Newly-elected Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigned on Wednesday just hours after she was appointed, when her coalition partner, the Greens, quit the government.

Swedish PM Andersson resigns on first day, to seek new support

Swedish parliament confirms Social Democrat leader Andersson as new PM. Photo: Reuters

STOCKHOLM - Newly-elected Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigned on Wednesday just hours after she was appointed, when her coalition partner, the Greens, quit the government.

"I have told the speaker that I wish to resign as prime minister," Andersson told reporters at a news conference.

She said she was ready, however, to try again as leader of a single party government. REUTERS

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