Latest Stefan Lofven News

Sweden's 1st female prime minister names a center-left govt

Nov. 30, 2021 08:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark. (AP) — Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Tuesday presented her one-party center-left minority government with only a few changes compared to the previous Cabinet. Andersson, who had been Sweden's finance minister, picked...

Swedish lawmakers to vote next week on Andersson after chaos

Nov. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers will vote next week on whether Magdalena Andersson, who briefly became the country's first female prime minister before resigning after a budget defeat, can form a minority government, the parliament speaker said Thursday. ...

Sweden's first female prime minister quits hours later

Nov. 24, 2021 12:39 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government. The...

Swedish parliament to vote on new govt despite failed talks

Nov. 22, 2021 09:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The speaker of Sweden’s parliament said Monday lawmakers will vote later this week on whether Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson should become the country’s first female prime minister even though she has not succeeded in securing the support of a...

Andersson gets more time to form Sweden's new coalition govt

Nov. 16, 2021 10:14 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said Tuesday she needs more time to form a coalition government that could make her the country’s first female prime minister because discussions with one of the two support parties she needs has reached an impasse. ...

Sweden: Leader of Social Democrats invited to form new govt

Nov. 11, 2021 10:29 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The speaker of Sweden’s parliament tasked the leader of the Social Democratic Party on Thursday with trying to form a new government, which would make Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson the Scandinavian country’s first female prime minister, if she is...

Lofven steps down, paving way for Sweden's 1st female PM

Nov. 10, 2021 08:04 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Stefan Lofven stepped down Wednesday as Sweden's prime minister, paving the way for his replacement as leader of the Social Democratic Party to become Sweden's first female head of government. Lofven will continue as caretaking prime minister...

Finance chief Andersson tapped to be Sweden's 1st female PM

Nov. 04, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson is poised to become the country's first female prime minister, after the governing Social Democratic Party on Thursday elected her as its new leader. As new party leader Andersson, 54, will replace...

Award-winning teenage rapper shot to death in Sweden

Oct. 22, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper was shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports on Friday said was likely to be gang-related. The case has shocked the Swedish entertainment world and highlighted what officials said...

Holocaust forum looks at social media's role in antisemitism

Oct. 13, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Participants at a Holocaust remembrance conference in Sweden blamed social media Wednesday for contributing to a global rise in antisemitism, while YouTube and Facebook officials pledged to be part of the solution. Government and social media...