Sweden government faces no-confidence vote

If voted out, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have a week to either announce a snap election or resign, leaving it up to the speaker of parliament to open negotiations with the parties to find a new prime minister, which analysts note could end up being Lofven again. – EPA pic, June 21, 2021.

SWEDEN’S government is under threat of being toppled today as it faces a no-confidence vote that could trigger snap polls, only a year ahead of the 2022 general election.

Heading into the vote today, three scenarios are on the table: Prime Minister Stefan Lofven could simply resign, a snap election could be triggered before next year’s general election or some form of political comprise could be reached – saving the Social Democrat and Green Party coalition minority government at the last minute.

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