The Social Democrat leader will be stepping down after parliament’s vote of no confidence this morning, which also marks the starting point for what looks set to be a complicated process of forming a new government.
A total 204 MPs voted against Löfven and 142 voted in his favour. There were no abstentions. Löfven’s Social Democrat-Green Party coalition will stay on as a transition government until a new one is installed.
It is now up to the newly appointed speaker of parliament, Moderate Party MP Andreas Norlén, to present a proposal for a new prime minister and government in the coming days.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Norman Yakeleya elected new chief of Northern Canada’s Dene Nation, CBC News
Finland: Finnish PM concerned by far-right party’s results in Swedish elections, Yle News
Sweden: Should Sweden’s Social Democrats worry about their dwindling support?, Radio Sweden