Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who is in a precarious political situation, announced on Sunday that he would resign in November to allow his successor to prepare for the 2022 elections.
“I will resign from my position as party leader at the November conference, and therefore from my position as prime minister,” the Social Democratic governor was quoted by AFP as saying.
Stefan Lofven, 64, has been at the helm of his party for nearly 10 years and became Sweden’s prime minister in 2014.
On June 28, the governor had resigned, a week after he was ousted by a motion of censure in the Swedish parliament, a situation that opened a political crisis.
A week later, on July 7th, Parliament reinvested Stefan Löfven, but he remained in a precarious position.
Now, more than a month later, the Swedish governor has announced that he will step down as prime minister and leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Workers’ Party in November.
“Everything has an end and I want to give Khalifi the best possible chance,” he said.
The new party leader will have to get parliament approval before he succeeds Stefan Lofven as prime minister.
Sweden has legislative elections scheduled for September 2022.
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