For the first time in history, Sweden elected a female prime minister

Andersson needed at least 175 votes to & nbsp; or abstained. 117 deputies voted for & nbsp; her candidacy, against & nbsp; & mdash; 174, 57 MPs abstained, one MP was absent from the & nbsp; meeting.

In & nbsp; 2014, Andersson took over the post of Minister of Finance of Sweden, becoming the first woman to & nbsp; this position in the & nbsp; government.

In early November, Stefan Loewen resigned from the post of Prime Minister of Sweden in & nbsp; He & nbsp; led the Social Democratic Party of Sweden in & nbsp; 2012 and & nbsp; led it to & nbsp; victory in & nbsp; two elections in & nbsp; 2014 and & nbsp; 2018. Recently, however, the position of the party has shaken, which & nbsp; was reflected in the & nbsp; results of opinion polls among Swedish citizens. As Leuven stated in & nbsp; August, the party needs a & nbsp; new leader ahead of the & nbsp; 2022 elections.