Swedish PM resigns after election defeat

Sweden’s prime minister Magdalena Andersson resigned on Thursday, paving the way for a change of government. The speaker of the parliament is now expected to give the head of Sweden’s Moderate Party, Ulf Kristersson, a mandate to form a new government, following Sunday’s general election. His right-wing group includes the far-right Sweden Democrats. The result has been a blow to Andersson’s Social Democrats, which remain Sweden’s largest single party.

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