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The Swedish unicameral parliament on Wednesday voted to appoint the leader of the Social Democratic Labor Party of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, as Prime Minister, becoming the first woman in the country's history to take office. The parliamentary session was broadcast on the Riksdag website, RIA Novosti writes.

Andersson's candidacy required at least 175 votes in favor or abstained to be approved. 117 deputies voted for her candidacy, 174 were against, 57 members of parliament abstained, one deputy was absent from the meeting.

In 2014, Andersson took over as Minister of Finance of Sweden, becoming the first woman to hold this position in the government.

Andersson is the first woman prime minister in the history of the country.

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