Magdalena Andersson

Eva Magdalena Andersson (born 23 January 1967)[1] is a Swedish politician and economist serving as prime minister of Sweden since 30 November 2021,[2] and as leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party since 4 November 2021.

Magdalena Andersson
Andersson in 2017
Prime Minister of Sweden
Assumed office
30 November 2021
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyMorgan Johansson
Preceded byStefan Löfven
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
Assumed office
4 November 2021
Secretary GeneralTobias Baudin
Preceded byStefan Löfven
Minister for Finance
In office
3 October 2014  30 November 2021
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byAnders Borg
Succeeded byMikael Damberg
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
29 September 2014
ConstituencyStockholm County
Personal details
Born
Eva Magdalena Andersson

(1967-01-23) 23 January 1967 (age 54)
Uppsala, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats
Spouse(s)
(m. 1997)
Children2
EducationStockholm School of Economics

Andersson joined the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League in 1983. In 1992 she earned a masters degree in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. She served as an adviser and director of planning in Göran Persson's administration and as an adviser to Mona Sahlin. After the 2014 election, Andersson was elected to the Riksdag and became finance minister in Stefan Löfven's administration. When Löfven announced his plans to step down in August 2021, she was regarded as the main candidate to succeed him. Soon after that, she was elected leader of the Social Democratic Party.

Andersson was elected prime minister of Sweden by the Riksdag on 29 November 2021.[3] Previously, on 24 November 2021, Andersson had been elected to that position but resigned after an announcement by her coalition partner, the Green Party, that they were leaving the government in response to losing the annual budget vote in the Riksdag to the conservative opposition. Andersson assumed the office of Prime Minister on 30 November 2021 and was then confirmed as Sweden's first elected female head of government.


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