Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced that he will step down as leader of the Social Democrats and prime minister in November.
Lofven’s statement came in a speech in which he explained: “I have been party leader for ten years and prime minister for seven years…but everything has an end. I want to give my successor the best conditions.”
It is noteworthy that Lofven became prime minister in 2014, a position he held until last June 28, when he submitted his resignation, but he remained as interim prime minister until he was reappointed as prime minister again.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was reinstated in a parliamentary vote after the government was brought down by a no-confidence motion last July.
Lofven received favourable votes from members of the ruling Social Democratic Party and the Green Party, a total of 116 votes, while the centre and left parties abstained with 58 votes, as did a former Left Party deputy who is now politically independent, in addition, a member of the Liberal Party voted against her line. partisan abstained from voting.
His previous government was ousted in a vote of no-confidence in parliament, in the midst of a dispute with the Left Party over fixed rental rates, and it was the first time that a Swedish prime minister had been ousted in a vote.