Lofvén resigns – Speaker starts talks
”I don't want to put the country in a situation of long political uncertainty”Stefan Lofven (S), Prime minister
– As I see it, the Swedish people do not want an extra election just now, says Stefan Lofvén.
– I don't want to put the country in a situation of long political uncertainty.
He points out that Sweden is still in the middle of a pandemic. If there is an extra election there will be at least three months of political uncertainty.
Now speaker Andreas Norlén will take over and initiate rounds of talks in which he will have discussions with all the party leaders to find out who can form a new government.
If the speaker is unsuccessful after four attempts there will be an extra election in any case.
Discussions with the speaker can result in Stefan Lofvén's returning as prime minister in a new government.
The government was forced to resign last week after a vote of no confidence in parliament, when Vänsterpartiet, Moderaterna, Kristdemokraterna and Sverigedemokraterna voted against Stefan Lofvén as prime minister.
Now the speaker must try to find a new prime minister.