As a result of a shift last week by the Left Party, which has so far been supporting the executive branch on schedule, the blame was placed on the head of government with an absolute majority of 181 deputies (out of 349), while 109 voted against the proposal 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 right from the moderate conservatives and Christian Democrats.
After 11 failed votes of no-confidence in Swedish political history, Stefan Löfven, who has so far been distinguished by his resilience in the face of political crises since coming to power in 2014, became the first head of government to be ousted in this way in Sweden. Sweden.
Leuven now has a week to announce a snap election in the middle of the summer 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, who may again be Stefan Lofven based on a new political agreement, analysts confirm.