Sweden’s prime minister was ousted on Monday by a vote of no confidence in parliament, an unprecedented situation in Swedish political history, and he has a week to resign or call new elections.
As a result of last week’s turn by the Left Party, which had hitherto been punctual in support of the executive branch, censure from the head of government, the Social Democrat Stefan Lovin, by an absolute majority of 181 deputies (out of 349), while 109 voted against the motion and 51 abstained.
To topple the government, the votes of the former Communist Party joined the far-right votes of Sweden’s Democrats, as well as those of the conservative party of the moderates and Christian Democrats.
After 11 unsuccessful votes of no-confidence in Swedish political history, Löfven, who has so far been distinguished by his ability to survive political crises since coming to power in 2014, Became the first head of government To be overthrown in this way in Sweden.
The outgoing prime minister now has a week to announce a snap election in midsummer or resign permanently.
According to the Swedish constitution, in the event of an early election, this does not change the polling date scheduled for September 2022, which will lead to two legislative elections in just over a year.
In the event of resignation, the outgoing prime minister leaves the speaker of parliament the task of opening negotiations with a party to find a new head of government, which could once again be the seat of Stefan Lofven. In a new political agreementStress Analysts.