Magdalena Andersson becomes Sweden’s first female PM

Sweden has its first female prime minister

Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson {arrow}

The 54-year-old won approval as prime minister

after reaching a deal with the former communist Left Party

(SOUNDBITE) (Swedish) LEADER OF THE LEFT PARTY, NOOSHI DADGOSTAR, SAYING: "Sweden can now get its first female prime minister (ANDERSSON LISTENING). This, which is something we've never had when I was growing up, I hope will become natural (normal) for my daughter. Sweden also needs stability and therefore the Left Party takes responsibility by giving the government the budget power."

Andersson was an elite swimmer as a youth

She graduated from the prestigious Stockholm School of Economics

She has been finance minister since 2014

Swedish women gained the right to vote 100 years ago

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