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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:18 AM

'Bulldozer' Andersson elected Sweden's first woman PM

Stockholm (AFP) – Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, the first woman elected Sweden's prime minister, is a "bulldozer" who faces a tough battle fending off an unprecedented challenge by the right-wing and far-right in next year's general election.

The 54-year-old current finance minister and former elite swimmer succeeds Prime Minister Stefan Lofven just 10 months before legislative elections scheduled for September 2022.

With her straight blond hair and no-nonsense attitude, Andersson describes herself as a "nice, hard-working woman" who likes to be in charge.

In political circles, she has built a reputation for being direct and blunt, a quality that rubs some the wrong way in a country where consensus is the law of the land.

A recent programme profiling her on public television channel SVT was entitled "The Bulldozer".


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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:02 AM

1. :) Great! She and her liberal "establishment" party are overall center left,

generally analogous to our Democratic Party. Holding back Sweden's surge of strong conservative passions and xenophobia stoked by mass migrations.

I notice that the little Liberal Party, presumably once LW before moving right, is now part of an anti-liberal alliance including the far right.

“The time of weak societies is over,” she said. “Whether it is to care for COVID patients or save jobs or push through a rapid vaccination program … it is only with a stronger society we can find solutions together when crises hit.”

Go, Bulldozer. Wonder if it'd help to give Biden a nickname like that? She's taken Bulldozer, and Dozer won't work, ... ??

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