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Sweden’s Prime Minister Resigns as Full Vote Tally Confirms Her Defeat

  • Social Democratic leader says will step down early on Thursday
  • Election authority set to confirm victory by opposition bloc
Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson

Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson

Photographer: Vickie Flores/EPA/Bloomberg

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Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson conceded defeat and announced she will resign as surge in support for a nationalist party helped the right-wing opposition win one of the closest elections ever in the largest Nordic country.

Andersson -- who became the nation’s first female prime minister last year -- told reporters in Stockholm that she will submit her resignation early on Thursday.