BREAKING: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven LOSES Confidence Vote
Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven was voted out of office on Tuseday with 204 representatives out of 349 voting against him.
“The people has chosen to end this government,” Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderate Party and the likely next prime minister, said prior to the vote, according to Expressen.
142 members of the Riksdag voted in favor of keeping Löfven in office, compared to 204 voting against him.
However, as Dagens Nyheter points out, the current coalition government between the Social Democrats (S) and the Green Party (MP) will continue to rule the country until a new government has been formed, something which was just further complicated after a dispute between the Moderates (M) and the Sweden Democrats (SD) was intensified.
Ulf Kristersson (M) promised during the election “never” to cooperate with the controversial Sweden Democrats or their leader Jimmie Åkesson.
Speaking to SVT, Jimmie Åkesson stated that while he wants to remove the current Social Democratic prime minister from office, he wont vote for Kristersson if he wont start cooperating with the SD, which became the third biggest party after the election on September 9.