- Sputnik International, 1920
World
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Swedish Prime Minister Resigns - Reports

© AFP 2022 / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDSwedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven - Sputnik International, 1920, 28.06.2021
Subscribe
International
India
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced his resignation, no additional vote will be held, Radio Sweden reported on Monday.

Lovfen reportedly asked parliament speaker Andreas Norlen to try to form a new government.

"A snap election is not what is best for Sweden", Lofven said. "The speaker will now begin work on proposing a prime minister who can be tolerated by the Riksdag (the assembly). The government will continue to govern the country for now but as the caretaking government".

Parliament speaker Andreas Norlen will be holding talks with party leaders who may be able to form a new Cabinet.

Late last week, the Swedish Parliament supported a motion of no-confidence in Lovfen, as 181 lawmakers in the 349-seat legislature voted to have the prime minister dismissed over controversial rental reform.

© REUTERS / JOHANNA GERON Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven leaves a meeting at the EU summit, in Brussels, Belgium, July 21, 2020
Swedish Prime Minister Resigns - Reports - Sputnik International, 1920, 28.06.2021
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven leaves a meeting at the EU summit, in Brussels, Belgium, July 21, 2020

Lofven, a Social Democrat, who has been the head of the government since 2014, became the first Swedish PM to be forced to resign by a no-confidence vote. The politician noted, however, that the opposition parties are currently unable to form an alternative cabinet.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала