June 13, 2024



Stefan Löfven: Caretaker PM wins parliament vote to form new Swedish government


By Euronews with AP

Sweden’s parliament has voted to re-appoint caretaker prime minister Stefan Löfven to lead a new government.

The leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party was backed by the Green Party to give Löfven the exact number needed to secure a majority.

173 MPs voted against Löfven, in a debate that came just sixteen days after the former prime minister resigned.

Löfven stepped down as prime minister after losing a historic no-confidence vote on June 21 over proposed legislation to tackle a housing shortage.

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