The Swedish Parliament Has Passed a Vote of Non-confidence in the Prime Minister for the First Time
The possibility of a vote of no confidence is spelled out in the 1974 Constitution. Since then, the Riksdag has voted eleven times on this issue and always negatively. Thus, Stefan Leuven became the first prime minister in history who received a vote of no confidence.
On June 17, the populist Swedish Democrats (SD) party demanded a parliamentary vote on confidence in the prime minister. Earlier, the leader of the Left Party, Nushi Dadgostar, said that she did not trust Leuven because of the government's proposal to introduce market prices for rental housing in new houses. The Christian Democratic and Moderate coalition parties also voted against the prime minister in parliament.
After the vote, Leuven will either have to resign or call early elections.