Moderate Party Leader, Ulf Kristersson became the new Prime Minister of Sweden. PM Modi congratulated the new PM on Wednesday and said that he looks forward to working together to strengthen bilateral relations.
“Congratulations to H. E. Mr. Ulf Kristersson on his election as the next Prime Minister of Sweden. I look forward to working closely together to further strengthen our multi-faceted partnership. @SwedishPM,” PM Modi said in a tweet. Ulf Kristersson is elected as the country’s new PM by Sweden’s Parliament as 176 members of the Riksdag, legislature, voted in favor of him while 173 were against the new PM, according to Anadolu Agency.
“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
According to Anadolu Agency, Kristersson will serve as the leader of a coalition government made up of the Liberals, Christian Democrats, and Moderates.
The interim government’s outgoing leader, Magdalena Andersson, congratulated Kristersson on becoming prime minister in an Instagram post. Andersson, though, stated: “The four right-wing conservative parties made a lot of promises prior to the elections. However, we have already heard that they are starting to break their commitments to the electorate.”
Kristersson made some modifications to the cabinet after taking office as Sweden’s new prime minister. According to the official website of the Swedish government, the new administration has named Paulina Brandberg the Minister for Gender Equality and Deputy Minister for Employment, Johan Pehrson the Minister for Employment and Integration, and Jessika Roswall the Minister for EU Affairs.