STEFAN LÖFVEN may become the first Swedish prime minister to be dismissed by parliament because his government failed to reach an agreement over the weekend to regain the support of the leftist party.
Such a change will give Levin a week to resign or hold elections early, which has never happened in Sweden since 1958.
“It looks like we will spend a historic day in Parliament,” the national daily Dagens Nyheter wrote on the cover.
After several months of negotiations, Löfven won his second term in 2018. In the election, the anti-immigration party, the Swedish Democratic Party, changed the political landscape of Sweden with its good results.
As a former trade union leader known for his negotiating skills, Löfven has a fragile minority government composed of the Social Democrats and the Greens, and is supported by former political opponents of the Centre and Liberal parties.
Although this is not part of any formal agreement, the government also needs the tacit support of the left-wing party. Last week, the situation changed after the government stated that it could relax its control on the rents of newly built apartments.
The former Communist Left Party has asked the government to withdraw such a plan.
Although the Social Democrats and partners took measures over the weekend, recent measures failed to prevent the political crisis.
The Swedish Democrats filed a motion of no confidence that they may get the votes needed to overthrow Löfven.