Lina Axelsson Kilblom, a transgender woman, has been appointed Minister of Higher Education and Science in the new Swedish government, the first such case in the country’s history.

Report informs, citing RIA Novosti, that 51-year-old Kilblom underwent gender reassignment surgery in the late 1990s.

On Monday, the Riksdag (Swedish unicameral parliament) elected the leader of the Social Democratic Labor Party of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, as Prime Minister for the second time. She became the first woman in Sweden to hold this position.