Sweden picks its first female prime minister

(CNN) Sweden has named Magdalena Andersson as the country's first female prime minister, according to the country's official Twitter account.
Andersson, 54, replaces Stefan Löfven , who recently stepped down as both the country's premier and as leader of the Social Democrats party.
All the other Nordic countries -- Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland -- have previously elected female national leaders.
As prime minister, Andersson has been preceded by 33 men.
She previously worked as Deputy Director General of the Swedish Tax Agency, according to her CV on the Swedish government websiteShe holds a master's degree in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and has served as Sweden's finance minister since 2014.
She is also the second woman to head up the center-left Social Democrats party, according to Sweden's Twitter account.
Swedish foreign affairs minister Ann Linde was one of the first to congratulate Andersson, remarking on Twitter that there is "no doubt" that she will "continue to be remarkable."
Andersson was finance minister prior to her appointment as prime minister.
"We cannot support a budget from a government which is moving far to the left, which we think the incoming government is doing," Center Party leader Annie Loof told reporters.
Andersson now faces the prospect of governing on spending priorities determined by the center-right.
Even if she manages to consolidates her power base and negotiate the budget crisis, Andersson faces significant challenges.
Gang violence and shootings blight life in many suburbs of the capital, Stockholm, and other major cities.
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