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Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, the first Swedish leader to lose a vote of confidence in parliament, called for the formation of a new government.
Lofven, who technically offered his resignation, will remain in the seat as interim prime minister until the new government is formed.
Lofven has been prime minister since 2014. Lofven, leader of the Social Democratic Party, had the constitutional right to call the country an early election after losing the vote of confidence.
Prime Minister Lofven said, “Early elections are not the best option for Sweden. The Speaker of the Parliament will choose a name that can be accepted by the parliament. The current administration will continue to serve as the interim government.”
Lofven, who has 100 of the 349 seats in the Swedish parliament, was in coalition with the Greens. The Social Democrats – Greens coalition was ruling the country with the support of the Left Party from outside.
Last week, the Left Party withdrew its support for the coalition. In the vote of confidence held in the parliament after the Left Party’s decision, it was able to get 109 yes against 181 no votes.
The next general election in Sweden will be held on 11 September.
Details of the last minute development are on ntv.com.tr soon…