Magdalena Andersson, Sweden’s first female prime minister, has been reappointed to the country’s highest post after political turmoil forced her to resign within hours of taking office last week.
MPs supported SPD leader Anderson by a narrow margin in Monday’s new vote.
The prime minister will try to lead a one-party government until elections are scheduled for September next year.
She resigned as prime minister last Thursday after the collapse of the coalition she headed.
A few hours earlier, she had elected Sweden’s first female prime minister in a parliamentary vote, which she won by one vote.
But Anderson, the 54-year-old economist,’s plan to form a new coalition government with the Greens was thrown into disarray when her budget proposal was not approved.
Parliament voted, instead, in favor of a budget drawn up by a range of opposition parties, including the far-right Swedish Democratic Party.
The Green Party said it would not accept a budget drawn up by the far right and withdrew from the government, leading to its collapse.
It is common knowledge that the prime minister in Sweden resigns if he leaves a party in the coalition headed by the government.
In Monday’s poll, 101 of the 349 parliamentarians voted in favour, while 75 abstained, and 173 voted against, according to Swedish broadcaster SVT.
For a candidate in Sweden to be appointed prime minister under the established political system, he only needs to avoid a majority vote against him.
Anderson’s new government, once formed, will remain in place until the general election, which is scheduled for September next year.
Magdalena Andersson, a former swimming champion from Uppsala, known for her university, began her career in 1996 as a political advisor to then-Prime Minister GOran Persson.
She spent the past seven years as finance minister, before becoming leader of the Social Democrats at the beginning of November.
She replaced Stefan Lofven, who resigned as prime minister after seven years in office.
Lofven will remain prime minister in a transitional government after he was sacked in an unprecedented vote of no-confidence in June until Anderson takes office.
The political crisis is not over
The BBC’s Stockholm correspondent says Magdalena Andersson is back after a week of drama, but Sweden’s political trouble is far from over. An official from the Green Party, which has been a crucial partner in the coalition since 2014. Political observers believe that it must perform its tasks in a parliament with deep divisions, represented by eight parties, which could undermine confidence in the entire political system. And it must prove itself to the public. Within a period not exceeding nine months until the next elections.