His government had only been overthrown two weeks ago, and now Stefan Löfven could become Swedish Prime Minister again. His rival failed to form a new coalition.
The resigned Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has a new chance to become head of government. Parliament’s President Andreas Norlén proposed him for the post of Prime Minister on Monday. This should be voted on in the Stockholm Reichstag on Wednesday, Norlén said at a joint press conference with Löfven. The Social Democrat had told him that he had found a solution to form a red-green government.
The red-green minority government of Löfven was overthrown two weeks ago in the course of a rent dispute with the Left Party by a vote of no confidence in parliament. Löfven then had a week to choose between resigning and re-election. Last Monday he submitted his resignation, whereupon the search for a new government began.
The head of the moderates, Ulf Kristersson, was the first to be charged with looking for a government, but gave up before the deadline. Next it was Löfven’s turn.