Wednesday 10/20/21

Lofven nominated again as Swedish prime minister

Lofven said he had again been able to form a coalition government
FILED - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the day two of the EU Summit on Brexit at the European Union headquarters. Lofven will start a visit to South Korea on 18 December 2019. Photo: -/European Council/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full
Stefan Lofven, during his previous stage as prime minister. Photo: European Council/dpa/File photo.
Stefan Lofven, who resigned as Swedish prime minister last week after losing a no confidence vote, is set to reclaim the role.

Parliamentary Speaker Andreas Norlen said at a news conference on Monday that he was proposing Lofven for the job again and that a vote would be held on Wednesday.

Lofven said he had again been able to form a coalition government.

The Social Democrat's minority government was toppled by a vote of no confidence in parliament a fortnight ago over a dispute about Sweden's rental market with a left-wing party.

Lofven then had one week to resign or call new elections. Last Monday he submitted his resignation and a search for a new government began.

Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderate Party, had a first attempt at forming a government but gave up before a deadline. Lofven was then next in line.