Stefan Löfven elected prime minister – again
It was Vänsterpartiet that raised the question of no confidence in the government. V opposed the proposal to introduce competitive pricing for rented property.
Sverigedemokraterna, Moderaterna and Kristdemokraterna took the same line, and Stefan Lofven was voted down in parliament in a vote of no confidence.
Stefan Lofven chose to resign instead of calling for an extra election.
Speaker Andreas Norlén was commissioned to find a new prime minister.
Ulf Kristersson (M) was given the task, but he backed down. He could not count on getting the 175 votes necessary to take over.
So Stefan Lovfen was given another opportunity.
On Wednesday 7th July 173 members of parliament voted red (against), 116 voted green (for) and 60 voted yellow (abstained). And so Lofven can form a new government.