Three days after the hard-fought parliamentary elections in Sweden, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has admitted defeat. The conservative-right camp received a narrow majority, so she will submit her resignation as prime minister on Thursday, the social democrat said on Wednesday evening in Stockholm.

The background to this is that shortly before the end of the vote count in the extremely close parliamentary elections in Sweden, the right-wing conservative camp was able to extend its minimal lead. Andersson then admitted defeat on Wednesday evening.

A mandate had migrated from the Prime Minister’s Social Democrats to the moderates of her challenger Kristersson on Wednesday evening, as figures on the Swedish electoral authority’s website show. At that point, more than 99 percent of all 6,578 constituencies had been provisionally counted.

The lead of Kristersson’s four-party bloc, including the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats, over Andersson’s four-party camp grew to 176 to 173 seats, after having been 175 to 174 at the end. 175 of the 349 seats in the Reichstag in Stockholm are necessary for a majority.