Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven resigns

Stefan LöfvenPhoto: Stina Stjernkvist / TT / NTB

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced his resignation one week after his Social Democratic government was overthrown in a no-confidence vote in the Swedish parliament (Riksdag).

Löfven announced his resignation at a press conference on Monday morning.

Now, the leader of the Riksdag, Anders Norlén, will be tasked with finding out if there is a basis for a new government in the current parliamentary setting.

Löfven said he would make himself available and that he is willing to lead a new government.

He also noted that it is uncertain whether a basis for a right-wing government based on the Moderates and with support from the Sweden Democrats existed. He emphasized that the distribution of parliamentary seats is the same as after the election in 2018.

The Social Democratic minority government has consisted of the Social Democrats and the Green Party. It has had parliamentary support from the Liberals, the Center Party, and the Left Party.

The Left Party supported the no-confidence motion due to the government proposal on the market liberalization of the rental price of new homes.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven resigns"

  1. Excellent.
    So how soon can criminal malfeasance charges be brought against Löfven for not taking the obviously needed drastic measures to combat the criminal gangs now controlling Swedish cities and for letting dangerously misinforming “medical experts” kill so many people?

    An example needs to be made of him, to deter similar criminal incompetence in the future.

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