15 Sep 2022

Swedish PM resigns and concedes defeat to right-wing bloc

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has resigned after her government conceded defeat to a rival right wing bloc in Sunday’s election.

The race was so close fought that it took until today for the final results to be tallied, giving the group led by the Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson a wafer thin majority.

His coalition includes the far-right Sweden Democrats, who ran on an anti-immigrant, law and order ticket.