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.