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Sweden’s Finance Minister Poised to Become First Female Prime Minister

Sweden’s Finance Minister Poised to Become First Female Prime Minister

From: The Hill

Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson is on her way to being the country’s first female prime minister after she was elected on Thursday to be the leader of the country’s ruling Social Democratic Party.

However, before becoming premier, the 54-year-old, who has served as finance minister since 2014, must overcome an uncertain vote in the country’s fractured parliament, according to Bloomberg.

The country’s next election is scheduled in 10 months, and the Sweden Democrats, the country’s right-wing group, could move closer to obtaining power amid a spike in gang-related shootings and bombings, Bloomberg noted.

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