Stefan Löfven to be next candidate for PM vote in Swedish Parliament

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven takes part in the EU board of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 23, 2018. Sweden’s Social Democrat leader was handed a fresh chance to form a government after the leader of the conservative Moderates party failed to build a ruling coalition following an inconclusive October election. (Henrik Montgomery/AFP/Getty Images)
The speaker of parliament announced Friday morning that lawmakers will vote on whether Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven should be Sweden’s next prime minister.

The speaker of parliament Andreas Norlén will formally present Löfven as a candidate on Monday, December 3. On that date, Löfven must also tell the speaker which parties he’ll include in his possible government.

Lawmakers will vote on Löfven’s candidacy on Wednesday, December 5.

After September’s election parliament voted out Löfven, who was prime minister for four years, so what has changed?

Joining us to tell us more is Radio Sweden’s reporter Loukas Christodoulou.

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