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Sweden's Andersson elected as nation's first woman PM******
Sweden's parliament yesterday elected Social Democratic party leader and current Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson as the country's first woman prime minister, after she clinched a last-minute deal securing key support.。
Andersson will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven after a total of 117 members of parliament voted for her, while 57 abstained, 174 voted against and one was absent.。
Under Sweden's system, a prime ministerial candidate does not need the support of a majority in parliament, they just need to not have a majority – or 175 votes – against them.。
The 54-year-old, who took over as leader of the Social Democrats earlier this month, reached a deal with the Left Party late on Tuesday to raise pensions in exchange for its backing in yesterday's vote.。
She had previously received the support of the Social Democrats' coalition partner the Greens, and the Centre Party.。
However, Andersson faced her first setback even before her election yesterday.。
The Centre Party announced that while it would not oppose Andersson in the vote for prime minister, it would withdraw its support for the government's budget to be voted on later yesterday, due to the concessions made to the Left.。
That means Andersson will in all likelihood have to govern with a budget presented by the opposition conservative Moderates, Christian Democrats and far-right Sweden Democrats.。
Andersson will formally take over her functions and present her government tomorrow.。
Stefan Lofven resigned on November 10 after seven years as prime minister in a widely expected move aimed at giving his successor time to prepare for the country's September 2022 general election.。
Biden considers Judge Childs, among others, for Supreme Court nomination: White House******
US District Court Judge J.Michelle Childs is among those being considered by President JoeBiden for nomination to the Supreme Court, a White Housespokesperson said on Friday.
Childs would replace Stephen Breyer, who announced onThursday he would retire at the end of the court's term in June.
He has promised to pick the first Black woman to serve onthe high court and is expected to pick from a list of about 10or fewer people, meeting with candidates as soon as next week.
Biden nominated Childs last month to the influential US Court of Appeals forthe District of Columbia Circuit but is putting that on holdwhile considering her for the Supreme Court.
Other names expected to be on Biden's list include KetanjiBrown Jackson,a federal judge; Leondra Kruger,a justice on the California Supreme Court; and Sherrilyn Ifill, a prominent civil rights lawyer who heads the NAACP LegalDefense and Educational Fund.
"Judge Childs is among multiple individuals underconsideration for the Supreme Court, and we are not going tomove her nomination on the Court of Appeals while the presidentis considering her for this vacancy," said Andrew Bates, theWhite House spokesperson.
"At the same time, reporting indicating that the presidentis only seriously considering three potential nominees isincorrect."
The spokesperson made the statement after the SenateJudiciary Committee delayed a planned hearing on Tuesday onChilds' nomination to the D.C. Circuit.
Childs, whose federal district court is in South Carolina,has been endorsed by US Representative James Clyburn, themajority whip and third-ranking Democrat in the House ofRepresentatives, who is close to Biden.
The president has tapped a team to help him make the selection, which he plans to announce bythe end of February.
Mainz clinch late 1******
BERLIN, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Silvan Widmer's late leveler secured Mainz a share of the spoils with Borussia Monchengladbach at the curtain raiser of the 11th round in Bundesliga on Friday.。
The "Nullfunfer" took over from the kick-off and came to presentable chances through Jonathan Burkhardt, who came close in the 15th and 23rd minute.。
The flow of the game got disrupted through due to two injury substitutions as Elvedi and Breel Embolo was unable to continue.。
The visitors then shocked Mainz out of the blue as goalkeeper Robin Zentner blocked Ramy Bensebaini's shot into the path of substitute Florian Neuhaus, who latched onto the rebound to break the deadlock in the 38th minute.。
Monchengladbach controled the proceeding and should have added another goal to its lead but for all that Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram lacked in accuracy before the break.。
After the half time Mainz assumed immediately control and pressed Monchengladbach on the back foot as Sommer had to be on guard to defuse Lee Jaesung's long-range shot with one minute into the second half.。
Mainz pressed frenetically but Sommer seemed insuperable after neutralizing promising efforts from Lee and Burkardt at the hour mark.。
The host eventually got rewarded for their efforts in the 76th minute when Widmer curled a clearance from Kouadio Kone into the top left corner.。
Monchengladbach tried to find and answer but the Mainz' defence stood firm and extend its unbeaten run to four games in the league.。
With the stalemate, Mainz stay on the 5th position of the Bundesliga standings meanwhile Borussia Monchengladbach climb on the 9th spot for the moment.。
The following fixtures are scheduled for Saturday: front runners Bayern Munich meet in-form Freiburg for a top clash, Leipzig encounter runners-up Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg face Augsburg, Stuttgart take on bottom side Arminia Bielefeld and newly promoted Bochum host Hoffenheim. Enditem。
Ukraine, Russia to continue peace talks on Wednesday: Ukrainian negotiator******
Ukraine and Russia will continue their peace talks on Wednesday, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mykhailo Podolyak, also a member of the delegation, said on Tuesday.
"We'll continue tomorrow. A very difficult and viscous negotiation process. There are fundamental contradictions. But there is certainly room for compromise," Podolyak tweeted.
The work in subgroups will continue during the break, he added.
The fourth round of negotiations between Ukrainian and Russian delegations started on Monday via video link and continued into Tuesday.