Sweden elects Magdalena Andersson as first-ever female Prime Minister for few hours


  • The Swedish  Parliament elected Social Democratic Party leader  Magdalena Andersson, as the first female Prime Minister of Sweden. 
  • However, in a twist of events she had to resign a few hours later as her government failed to pass the budget in the Parliament. 
  • The former Prime Minister of Sweden and leader of the Social Democratic Party Stefan Lofven had resigned on November 10, 2021, after seven years as the Prime Minister. 
  • Name of the Sweden Parliament: Riksdag
  • Currency of Sweden: krona SEK
  • Capital of Sweden: Stockholm
  • First Prime Minister in the World: Robert Walpole (England,1721–1742) 
  • First female Prime minister in the world: Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri-lanka,1960)
  • First female Prime minister of India: Indira Gandhi.

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