Sweden’s Parliament (Sveriges Riksdag) today voted the first female Prime Minister ever in the country’s history.
Sweden, which in its self-image, considers itself a feminist and democratic country is the last country in the Nordic region to have a woman as its leader.
Sweden was also late in introducing women’s suffrage (1921). It took 100 years of female suffrage to bring about a female leader of the country.
Magdalena Andersson, the Social Democrats, is now the one who has forever written herself into the Swedish history books.
Voting results (349 members of Parliament):
- Yes (green): 117
- No (red): 174
- Did not vote (yellow): 57
- Abscent: 1
The Financial Eye