Sweden’s PM resigns after election defeat

Sunday's general election gave Sweden's right-wing bloc a majority.

By Reuters - September 15, 2022
Sweden’s Prime Minister and Party leader of the Social Democrats Magdalena Andersson speak to journalists at a polling station in Nacka outside Stockholm, Sweden on September 11, 2022. (Ali Lorestani / TT News Agency via Reuters)

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Sweden’s outgoing Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has handed in her resignation to the speaker of parliament, she said on Thursday, paving the way for a change of government.

The speaker is now expected to give the head of Sweden’s Moderate Party, Ulf Kristersson, a mandate to form a new government after Sunday’s general election, which gave the right-wing bloc a majority.

Reporting by Stine Jacobsen.