The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has to face a vote of no confidence on Monday morning.
Sweden – Several opposition parties, including the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats – who tabled the motion of no confidence – also the Left Party, the Christian Democrats and the Moderates, have announced that they will vote against Löfven. Together there is a parliamentary majority to overthrow the red-green government.
The Left Party, which has so far supported Löfven on many issues, had previously withdrawn its trust in the head of government in the course of a rent dispute. According to their chairman Ebba Busch, the Christian Democrats are bothered by the government’s actions against crime and unemployment.
The moderates, who traditionally represent the strongest force in the Reichstag in Stockholm alongside Löfven’s Social Democrats, accuse him of similar things. “Sweden has been developing in the wrong direction for several years,” said party leader Ulf Kristersson. The moderates wanted a new government to put Sweden on a different course.