Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who resigned in June, will try again on Wednesday (7) to win the confidence of Parliament as head of the Executive, announced on Monday (5) the Speaker of the Chamber, in charge of resolving the government crisis.
“There will be a vote for the post of prime minister on Wednesday” and “I proposed to Stefan Löfven”, declared Andres Norlén, president of the Parliament, during a joint press conference with the Social Democratic president.
To become head of government in Sweden, a candidate must try to avoid an outright majority against (175 seats out of 349), a scenario that is possible for Löfven.
The Left Party, which gave rise to the current political crisis, and the Center Party, which plays a key role in achieving a majority, decided to abstain rather than vote against.
However, uncertainty hangs over the rejection by the environmentalists, allies of the Social Democrats in government, of some demands of the centrist party.
“No one can have everything, but everyone can have something,” the still prime minister said on Monday.
Even if he wins his candidacy on Wednesday, he risks another political crisis when the fall budget is voted on, which requires an absolute majority.
After losing the confidence of Parliament in mid-June, the Swedish leader chose to resign to call early elections.
The elected deputies would only be in office a few months before the usual elections, scheduled for September 2022.
At first, the Speaker of Parliament entrusted the head of the first opposition party, conservative Ulf Kristersson, with the task of getting a majority, but he threw in the towel on Thursday.
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