Swedish Prime Minister resigns following electoral defeat

STOCKHOLM — Following the electoral victory of Swedish right-wing parties in the country’s recent election, Prime Minister Eva Magdalena Andersson announced she will resign once a new government is formed.

Although PM Andersson’s Swedish Social Democratic Party won the most seats of any party in the election, the other parties in its left-wing bloc — Left Party, Green Party, and Centre Party — failed to win enough seats to secure a majority. The right-wing bloc, consisting of Sweden Democrats, Moderate Party, Christian Democrats, and Liberal Party, collectively won the most seats.

The election was remarkably close. According to the Swedish Electoral Commission, the right-wing parties won 176 seats, while the left-wing parties won 173 seats. Head of the Moderate Party Ulf Kristersson has been tasked with forming the government.