Magdalena Andersson (S) resigns as Prime Minister
Magdalena Andersson (Social Democrat) took office as Sweden's first female prime minister in November 2021, and thus became Sweden's 34th minister in the post. After Wednesday's election results became clear, she announced her resignation.
"Tomorrow I will request my dismissal as Prime Minister and the responsibility for the continued process will pass to the Speaker and the Riksdag," Andersson said during a press conference on September 14.
Until a new government is appointed, Magdalena Andersson will lead a transitional government in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.
"I will also act for an orderly change of government. For me, it is a matter of respect for the Swedish people and for Swedish democracy. It is also important that Sweden can get a new government in place as quickly as possible, given the war in our immediate area, the economic crisis and the serious situation," Andersson said. "If it turns out that Ulf Kristersson's intended basis does not hold together, then of course my door is open. We Social Democrats are ready to cooperate with anyone who wants to be part of the solution to the problems that Sweden is facing."