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Sweden’s PM resigns after election defeat

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, September 11, 2022. Ali Lorestani/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

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COPENHAGEN, Sept 15 (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. read more

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Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, editing by Anna Ringstrom

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