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Sweden’s PM Stefan Lofven resigns

Updated: June 29, 2021 1:47 pm

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven resigned today, one week after he lost a vote of confidence, leaving it up to the Speaker of Parliament to begin the search for a replacement.

Mr Lofven could have either called a snap election or resigned following the no-confidence vote last week.

He told a press conference a snap election was not what is best for Sweden, pointing to the difficult situation the COVID-19 pandemic posed, coupled with the fact that the next General Election is a year away.

It will now be up to Parliamentary Speaker Andreas Norlen to open negotiations with parties to find a new Prime Minister.

Lofven’s government will stay on temporarily to handle routine tasks until a new administration is formed.

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