Sweden: resignation of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven



Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven tendered his resignation on Monday June 28, a week after being overthrown by a vote of no confidence in parliamentarians. The Social Democratic leader, who had until Monday to announce his decision, thus rules out the alternative option of early elections.

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One year away from the usual elections, given the extraordinary situation in which the country finds itself, with an ongoing pandemic and the particular challenges that this would entail, an early election is not the best for Sweden. Stefan Löfven said at a press conference. ” For this reason, I asked the Speaker of the House to be removed from my post as Prime Minister “, he added.

Stefan Löfven ready to return

Stefan Löfven, who last week became the country’s first head of government to be voted on no confidence in parliament, however said he was ready to return to his post as part of the new parliamentary negotiations. that open. In practice, his government remains in place but is reduced to dealing with current affairs.

It is a politically sensitive and symbolically explosive subject in Sweden which had caused the fall of the government of the former steelworker trade unionist: regulated rents, from which many Swedes benefit.

The Left Party had completed its ultimatum to vote defiance with the right-wing and far-right opposition if the executive did not give up on a price liberalization project. The seven days of negotiations led by Stefan Löfven, in office since October 3, 2014, to try to find a new majority in his favor only ended in dead ends.

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