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Ulf Kristersson Elected As Sweden’s new Prime Minister

Current Affairs

  • Sweden’s parliament elected Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson as the country’s new prime minister. 
  • A total of 176 members of the Riksdag voted in favor of Kristersson, while 173 members voted against him.
  • “It feels great, I am grateful and happy about the confidence I have received from the Riksdag and also markedly humble about the task that lies ahead of us,” Kristersson said in a news conference following the vote.
  • He was met with standing ovations, but also criticism from the opposition after his speech.
  • Kristersson will be leading a three-party coalition government with the Moderates, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals.
  • The newly elected prime minister said that the final decisions in government formation will be taken “as soon as we can.”

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