Stefan Löfven at the election night celebration
The PM's party is still the biggest, but has shrunk. Credit: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Stefan Löfven says he will stay as PM

2:02 min

Sweden's Social Democrat Prime Minister is not stepping down - but he faces a vote to stay in power that he seems likely to lose, unless he can convince some of the opposition to support him.

In his post-election speech he said "No side has won a majority and so it is natural that it is cross-bloc cooperation that will allow Sweden to be ruled."

There will be a vote of confidence in the prime minister by 8th October at the latest, and Löfven has to avoid a majority against him. This is certain to happen, however, if the centre-right fulfil their promise to vote him down, as the Sweden Democrats are likely to do the same and thereby have a majority in the Riksdag.

Radio Sweden's quick post-election analysis with Loukas Christodoulou.

 

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