On Monday, the 28th of June, the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, announced his resignation. This development comes up a week after a ‘vote of no confidence’ was cast against him in parliament.
The Social Democrat, Lofven, stated at a press conference that he had decided against called fresh elections in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The act went down in history as the first time a Swedish prime minister received a no-confidence vote.
The vote resulted due to the withdrawal of support for the former prime minister’s minority government, by a left-wing party, as a result of a clash about proposed reforms to Sweden’s rental market.
The next scheduled general election is in September 2022.